Letting Go of What You Shouldn’t Carry

It’s been said that pain is good for us. It is our signal that *something* is wrong.

After I was reminded of the Lord’s call, “Come to me, all ye who are weary,” last night, I thought through the rest of the verses in that passage …

“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.  “Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS. “For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30.

That’s what I really needed. “Take My yoke, and learn from Me.” In the past few weeks I’ve become more and more burdened, weighted down and weary. And I found the answer to it all in that verse … “Take My yoke.”  

Are you weary? Heavy Laden?

Take a look at the yoke you’re wearing. Weariness is a sign that you’re carrying a yoke that is *not* the one Jesus has for you! So is a feeling of being heavily laden … weighted down, as we sometimes say.

If Jesus is in the yoke with you … if you’re carrying the load He has sent … you should be feeling His help! The fact that I felt so overwhelmed was a tip that something was off! Personally, I realized I had taken on a burden I wasn’t ever meant to carry. I’d taken on worry and responsibility that didn’t belong to me; that God hadn’t assigned to me.

So, check your pulse. Are you weary and heavy laden? If so, are you perhaps carrying something God didn’t give to you to carry?

Jesus is calling.

“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.  “Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS. “For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30.

 

 

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