Share the load…

“It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.”

Lena Horne

Far too often if life we try to carry our burdens alone. Perhaps it is because we want to be independent and not rely on others. Maybe it is because we don’t trust others enough to let go of something. There are many many reasons that we choose to carry a load in a manner that makes it harder than it needs to be. We have to learn how to share, to trust, to carefully position the load in a manner that won’t break us down but instead might build ourselves and others up. As I read this quote I was reminded of the famous verse in Matthew that speaks to the wisdom of bringing your burden to God.

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30

How do you need to carry your load differently? What changes do you need to make to keep from breaking down?

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