Wednesday, June 03, 2009

THE WEIGHT

I took this pic of my son last Friday while he was helping us with our widows lawn care. We cut about 20 yards each week of some of the widows in our community. It's really a cool ministry & these precious ladies really appretiate it.

My son really wanted to help & I wasn't about to put a weed eater in his hands so I put this blower on him. He did good for a while but end the end the blower was workin him more than he was workin the blower. It was really funny watch him every time he would hit the gas to see the blower almost blow him away. He thought it was kinda fun as well.

Here's a thought I had. After about the 8th yard he came to me and just looked at me and I asked him if he wanted me to take over. He simply nodded his head and handed the blower over. I wonder after thinking about that incident how many times God looks at us and waits for us to come to HIM and say "I can't do this anymore. Can I give this to you?"

What weight are you carrying? What battle are you fighting? What is it that you are trying to do in your own strength and God is watching you and waiting on you to simply go to HIM and say "I'm tired of trying to do this on my own and I am ready to give this over to you."

You know I am better equipped to carry that blower around. I am big enough to push it around and not let it push me around. In the same light God is better equipped to handle your problems, circumstances & fight than you are. HE is big enough to push your problems around. What are you waiting for? Why continue to wear yourself out when HE is waiting for you to simply walk over to HIM and say "Can you take this off of me? I can't do this anymore."



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2 comments:

TS Tate said...

This reminds me of that message you gave the day Trin got baptized. It isn't that God doesn't give you anything that you can't handle...it is just he doesn't give you anything you can't handle with Him.

That message always stuck out for me.

Also, because I'm your baby sister and its my right to knit pick...do you need me to edit your blogs? Or buy you a grammar book? Oh and women is spelled w o m e n not wemon. Had to do it! You know I love you! ;P

robread said...

C'mon bro. Please tell me you used this during flow time or as a sermon illustration. Preach brother! Strong.