|The perils of an overachiever|
28-Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29-Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30-For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
"Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved" (Ps. 55:22).
6Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:
7Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. (I Pet. 5:6-7).
Every spring we see weigh masters stopping trucks (usually loggers) to check the weight of the load that they are transporting. The trucker will receive a ticket if they exceed the limit. The reason this intercession is necessary is to protect the integrity of the paved roads as the frost is lifting from the ground underneath, so this is the prime time most damage occurs to the pavement. Every trucker knows what the limits are, but there are still some who will push those limits in order to get the job done faster and make more money with less runs. I am also reminded of seeing a small pickup loaded with timber sitting on the side of the road with the rear axle busted from the weight.
Do you know what your capacity is? Jesus does, and he often makes intercession when He notices that we are about to exceed that capacity. That is why He invites us to cast our burdens upon Him and He gives us something else to carry, His yoke. What is a yoke?
|Can you imagine if only one of these oxen were wearing this?|
How would that work? It would be quite difficult for the animal. and the load would be unbalanced .
When Jesus asks us to take His yoke upon us, He is right there next to us to help carry the load. We are also told to humble ourselves under His mighty hand and in due time He will lift us up, and then we are reminded once more to cast our cares upon Him.
The foundation of our hearts will not crumble under any load if it is built with the rock of our salvation [ JESUS ]. He will not allow us to buckle under any burden too heavy, he will help us if we trust Him; ...after all....
He once carried our heaviest load !