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Monday, August 19, 2013

Keeping My Priorities Straight

In summary of Matthew 11:28 it says, “Then Jesus said, ‘Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.’”

Bottom line:
If you are tired and weary, Jesus says to come to him.  He will provide you rest.

What this means to me:
I shouldn’t be carrying heavy weary’s, worry’s or burdens.  These often come from trying to do too much and control everything on my own.  Jesus is saying that when I come to Him and follow his way, it frees up my life.  He never intended my life to burdened with such things.  I often let my live get real busy doing way too much.  I feel that way today.  However, I’m at a season in life at work, where things are real busy and will be for a few more months.  I need to be cautious about doing too much.  One way to tell if I’m doing too much is too is if I’m always tired.  It is not God's will for my life to always be tired. God never intended for me to go around with that heavy a load.  In Matthew 11:28-30 (TEV), Jesus said: "Come to me, all of you who are tired from carrying your heavy loads and I will give you..." ... more loads? Is that what He says? "I'll just dump more on you. We'll add to your schedule." No, He says, "I'll give you rest." The yoke I will give you is easy and the load I will put on you is light.'  I need to evaluate what has me burdened the most.  Often the yoke of burden that I've put on myself is because of unrealistic expectations. I'm trying to prove that I matter. I don't have to prove I matter to God. I simply do.  In summary, I need to review my schedule and remove things that don’t really matter in the long run.  I need to get my priorities straight and concentrate on those things that matter most.  My priorities should be to love God, (learn more, spend time, apply what I learn to life), care for my wife/family, and to love and serve people, (with the gifts He has given me.)  I should concentrate my time on those things that will last forever.