I knew I was carrying too much. Trying to save a few steps, I loaded my arms up with too much – and the crash to the ground confirmed it.
In life, too, we carry too much – things not meant for us to carry – taking on things too heavy for us – holding on to things we need to let go of.
It holds us back, holds us down and keeps us from soaring new heights with God.
God wants to take us where we’ve never been before, and in ways we’ve never dreamed of.
But, we have to drop some things: guilt, shame, worry, stress from things we should have handed over long ago, lack of trust that God can and that He knows what He’s doing. Carrying it around keeps us from freely comforting others, sharing in their burdens, and serving Him fully.
How can we lift someone else’s load if our arms are full of our own?
And, what about our loved ones – our first mission field? How do those things affect our love and care for them?
Hand them over.
For your family and friends, hand them over.
For God, hand them over.
For you, hand them over.
Hand them over and trust Him. These are things you were never meant to carry.
God is looking out for you, so hand it all over. Let it go. He’ll carry your load. He is more than able. Live carefree before God and soar! See: Psalm 55:2, 1Peter 5:7.
Go on…have a little talk with Jesus and just drop it already…