“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”—Matthew 11:28-30
I was having a heart-to-heart conversation with God about something a year or two ago…
It was something I had tremendous anxiety over, I was constantly fretting over this thing. I was constantly trying to figure things out, concerning this thing. The pressure to “perform” this thing “right” was out of sight!
…and I felt like I heard Him very clearly respond to me and say,
“It’s no pressure…”
And in that moment I was like,
“What? God, is that You?” No pressure?? How could it be “no pressure?” God, don’t You want me to ‘not mess up’ when it comes to this? When it comes to the work that You want to do through me? What happens if I fail at doing what You want me to do? What happens if I don’t do this thing right?”
“If I don’t_____, if I don’t____ if I don’t….what if, what if, what if…”
My thinking was distorted.
And I still have distortions that I am working through.
It’s something we all have to work through.
“Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us…”—Ephesians 3:20
Here is what I am in the process of learning, when it comes to walking with God…
I don’t have to try
I am learning…
that I don’t have to be as “able” as I think I need to be,
in order to do what He has called me to do.
Because He will make me able.
He will give me all that I need. 🍃
I don’t ever have to try
to make something happen.
There is no pressure to perform so perfectly.
That’s a pressure that I place upon myself—it’s not from Him.
And I am learning…
that when it comes to walking with Him,
I certainly do not need to go somewhere, nor do…
something that God hasn’t specifically led me into.
I am to simply go,
only what God has called me to.
And I know,
that He will make me able.
Nothing “more” is required,
nothing “more” that I could possibly “have” or “work up” of my own is ever necessary.
Isn’t that a relief? I think so! 💕
He will do
what only He can do.
I have my part,
and He has His.
I need only be concerned with mine. 💖
I simply say “yes”
and take the step,
and I trust Him with the rest.
That’s when the miracles happen. ✨
Here’s something that I love about God, and the way He is teaching me…
I have noticed, that if I let go of trying so hard at something, and I let go of it in my mind and just trust Him with it… He will swoop in and surprise me with what I need (the answer, the solution, working something out) haha! It comes so easily, it just works, I didn’t need to try so hard, attempting to achieve it in my own strength.
“I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”—Philippians 4:13
Thank You, Father. 💝
How You lighten the load that I often try SO HARD to carry myself.
How You simplify,
How You remove the pressure that I think I need to place upon myself.
I am learning to trust You, God. Thank You for Your grace. Thank You for setting me free.
And Father, thank You… for so faithfully reminding me. 💖
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.”—Romans 15:13
“His delight is not in the strength of the horse, nor his pleasure in the legs of a man, but the Lord takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast love.”—Psalm 147:10-11
“He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time…”—2 Timothy 1:9
“And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.”—2 Corinthians 9:8