Why do I continually struggle and try and do things in my own strength, why do I forget every time things get stressful and busy that I don’t have to take it on myself… why is this a consistent pull for me?
This morning just chilling out and having some time by myself, which doesn’t happen very often, so I am so grateful for these moments of peace and alone time… Just me and God time.
Today I read through Matthew 11, and right there at the end of the chapter is a gem of a passage… it is one that I regularly read, mediate on and for good reason too, it is such a precious scripture that speaks to me every time I read it.
Again, this week has been CRAZY! We ran the children’s holiday program as well as I had my baby girl and husband sick at home with a bad cold/flu. I also began to get it, but had to keep pushing through because of the kids camp. Life at the moment seems to be consistently busy, consistently hectic and consistently crazy.
Matthew 11:28-30 says ” Come to Me, all you who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.
So why then do I try and do it all by myself? Why is this not sinking in? It is so simple, just turn to God and surrender it to Him, admit I can’t do it, let Him take it on and I will take on His yoke, the yoke of FREEDOM, GRACE and STRENGTH!
Feeling stressed and struggling with life is not what God intended for me. He came to give me life and life abundantly, LIFE, not stressful frustrating life, but beautiful, messy, fun, amazing life. Freedom, grace, peace and rest all come from the Father. So why do I allow myself to be the opposite? Most days I feel stressed, rushed, angry, frustrated and drained. Give it all to God! Trade in your stress for peace, trade in your rush for rest, trade in your frustration for freedom and trade in your weakness and being drained for strength and being filled with His Spirit!
The only way to live victoriously for God is with God!!
So give it to God, Kate, Let Go and Be free!!