The Threat of Carrying Weight

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We weaken ourselves by trying to carry the weight of our burdens 24/7. 

Think about it. The cheetah hunts the weakest gazelle—the one who tires the fastest and starts to lag behind the group. Eventually it is singled out and left behind. Is that not how Satan works as well? Waiting for us to be in a weakened state, throwing curveballs our way to misguide us, reminding us of our burdens and adding weight to them.

There are two kinds of “weakness.” One where we are weak and don’t know it, and another when we are weak and admit it.

God works in beautifully mysterious ways, and when we follow Him our weakness is our greatest strength. Acknowledging our weakness is admitting when we can’t carry our burdens any longer, and we pull on God’s strength instead of our own human strength.

Paul said it clearly in 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 saying, “But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

Don’t be that weak gazelle. Be alert and ask for God to take your burdens and fill you with His neverending strength.

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