I was thinking over some things and a term came to mind: God Weight. I defined it as weight that was only intended for God to carry, yet many believers make the attempt to carry weight they’re not equipped to handle on their own.
Since I can only speak about myself, I am guilty of being a God-weight carrier. Words like control and independence come to mind. I try to do my best in my independent mindset to handle the challenging situations myself, rather than ask for help. This goes against God’s invitation extended to us, of being available to come to our aid, if we would only ask. For example,
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 (NIV)
“Casting all your care upon him, for he careth for you.” I Peter 5:7 (KJV)
There is no need to carry what is too heavy for you, when there is Someone mightier and more than able to handle the weight, full of solutions that will conclude the matter once for all. I invite you to stop carrying God weight, give it over to Him, and I will try my best to do the same. Be strengthenized…