"Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds . . ." Wm Shakespeare

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Weights and Burdens

We are told not to add to, or take away from the Scriptures, and that is a good and wise thing to remember as we talk to others about God’s truth. It serves also as an allegory to the lives we live. Let me try to explain my thoughts.

We, as people, were created whole, with everything we require to fulfill God’s purpose for us. All that is needed is time to grow and mature in the gifts and talents we were born with. 
However, as life went on, circumstances and people added to and took away from us, and it is God’s heart desire to restore things stolen, and remove things added.

I think the sins of others against us, and our own sins, are the vehicles the enemy used to put those burdens, those false and limiting beliefs on us. Things like distrust, feeling the need to control our lives, manipulation and such, have weighed us down and distorted our lives until we no longer resemble the person God intended us to be. 

But, not only did those sins add to our lives, they also robbed us of peace, security, and trust in God and others. 

Those name only a few of the things that belong to us as children of God.

Even though the weights that were added to our lives mostly represent bad and hurtful burdens, they have been our companions for many years, some from our childhood. 

Thus, it is very difficult to think of parting with them because they have become such an accepted part of our lives and we find a certain comfort in them and fear letting them go. 

We fear the void it will leave in our lives and worry what will replace it, but it’s only in letting them go, in giving them to God, that we see how hurtful they were for us, how crippled we had become because of them and how limited we now are living life.

There is good news though. When we allow God to take away those hurtful things, we find He will restore and give back all that was stolen away. 

It is then we realize we are free, He has saved us once again, and has filled the void with His perfect love. 

It is then we see Him more clearly and are more in love with Him than ever.

We take risks all the time hoping to make life work, and work better. But if ever we are going to take a risk in hope of gaining something good and worthwhile, this would be the risk to take because it is no risk at all! 

God is a sure thing, His word is true and He does what He says He will do. It might not be in the way we think it should be, but it is always better for us!

So jump, or crawl, over that big boulder in front of you, walk over that rushing river, pull your feet out of the miry clay that seeks to hold you back. Try living life God's way and you will find that peace that passes all understanding!

Blessings on your Journey into an everlasting, ever faithful God.

Girl on a Journey of peace . . . . blessings


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