Just a few days
ago, I had an early childhood flashback. I remembered the sensation of being
carried by my father when I was a small boy. The feeling was not just the joy
of having my father hold me as he walked forward, it was the feeling of being
free from the emotional burdens we carry in this life and the actual physical
weight of my being. It was a weightless experience.
The flashback only
lasted for a moment and then it was gone. When I experienced the memory there
was an immediate sense of refreshment, rest and safety. What I was feeling is
how God wants us to live throughout the course of our lives no matter what our
age or circumstance. I was being reminded.
Your load bearing
capacity is supernatural only if God is the one carrying you and the burdens
you bear. The greatest progress you will make in this life does not come from moments
of personal perseverance. It will come when you finally give up and let God
take you in His arms moving you forward into the future in His strength.
Today, I bless you
with a sense of weightlessness. I bless
you with the wisdom to confront the crippling lie that wants to crush you
beneath its weight by whispering in your ear that you are always responsible
for everything. I bless with the wisdom of when to tell those you love it is
time for them to let go and allow God to pick them up. I bless you with a