Many times in church, we can get so caught up being ministry or mission-minded and fail to remember why we do what we do. Whether you’ve worked in children’s church, helped lead a Sunday-morning worship service, or work to support missions in your financial giving--we’ve all most likely caught ourselves doing things out of routine. Even simple things can easily become redundant.
Have you ever stopped to think to yourself: “Why am I doing what I’m doing?” A lot of times, we can get so caught up in the busyness of life and our “to-do” lists. The pressures to perform well in our work, school, ministry, and even family can cause us to feel such a weight. We often attempt to “keep everything under control” while simultaneously worried what others might think should we not meet all life’s demands.
If we aren’t careful, we’ll forget the answer, the solution to our problems. When we fail to have patience and extend forgiveness to an annoying co-worker or family member, when we fall back into our old bad habits, when we need clarity in decisions, when we need a financial or physical breakthrough...the answer is not for us to do better or try harder. The key to us growing in success is actually learning to let go of everything and follow Jesus. It’s only when we drop the overstuffed load in our arms that we can hold onto His hand. Then, we can find the strength, ability, and wholeness we need to accomplish God’s goals for God’s glory.
Come to me, all 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.