A Light Burden

Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from Me…For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.

Matthew 11:28-30

We call her “Masochistic Mary.”  She feels it is her duty in life to meet all the needs of everyone she meets. Mary feels that every call is a call from God. Her life is in shambles because there is no balance. She runs frantically from activity to activity trying to do it all.

What’s wrong with Mary? She hasn’t learned that God hasn’t called her to do everything, but only to do her part. Mary spins her wheels worrying about how much there is to do, how little time there is to do it, and how tired she’s becoming. Mary is well on her way to the two B’s of unbalanced living: bitterness and burnout.

Can you identify with Masocchistic Mary? Do you end every day feeling guilty for all the things that are still on your “to do” list-yet still feel compelled to add to the list?

Christ doesn’t want us to be worried about how much we do; He is more concerned with what we do. He wants us to listen for His call, not everyone’s calll,when we’re deciding how to live our lives. When we work toward balance in life, we find the two Ps: peace and power.

Thought:  God never called you to do it all-just your part-ask Him what that is, He’ll show you.


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