matthew 11.28-30 (gnb), come to ME, all of you who are tired from carrying your heavy loads and I will give you rest. the yoke I will give you is easy and the load I will put on you is light.
some of you are carrying a yoke – a heavy burden – today, of the expectations that were put on you by your parents. some of you are carrying a burden that was put on you by your husband or your wife or your children. some of you are burdened down with a yoke put on you by your boss or by your teacher or by society. but most of us carry a yoke of burden that we’ve put on ourselves because of unresolved guilt and unrealistic expectations. we’re trying to prove that we matter.
you matter to GOD. you don’t have to do anything to matter to GOD. we put all these burdens on ourselves.
some might ask, “so, what is GOD’s yoke?” HE says, “come put on MY yoke. take off your heavy one and put on mine.” what is HIS yoke? well, it is HIS plan and purpose for your life.
you were made for a purpose. you were made for a reason. GOD has a plan for you, a track to move on. when you go down his track it’s ok. when you make your own track in life, you get in all kinds of problems. when you go with HIS purpose for your life, things work out a little bit better – a lot better. when you go your own way in life, you hit one brick wall after another. GOD says, “put on MY purpose, MY plan for your life.”
just a thought from the front porch…