The Road You Are On

  

Where are you headed?
What are you believing God for?
What does God have on your horizon?

When your eyes are on the ground as you walk, you can only see the next step and it can seem like you are not going anywhere at all. 

Look up from your feet. See farther down the road. See with eyes of faith what might be there and keep walking forward. 

“Don’t shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the things right in front of you. 

Look up, and be alert to what is going on around Christ—that’s where the action is. 

See things from his perspective.”
‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3:1-2‬ ‭MSG

‬‬The road you are on may feel long but God can see where it’s headed and He knows why you are on it. He is longing to share His perspective with you. He wants you to see what He sees but you can only do it with eyes of faith. 

If you are struggling today with anxiety or discouragement, I’m challenging you to lift up your eyes and change your perspective. I’m asking Jesus to pour His faith into your heart and show you His vision for your future. 

“For we live by faith, not by sight.”

‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭5:7‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Not Mine

  
When your shoulders feel burdened and your heart is heavy, you need to ask whose yoke you are wearing.

When stress bears down on your neck and depression clouds your mind, you need to ask whose yoke you are wearing. 

When despair shuts down your vision and hopelessness siphons your strength, you need to ask whose yoke you are wearing.

“Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 

Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 

For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭11:28-30‬ ‭NLT‬‬

When Jesus is offering you His yoke, it is an invitation to lay down whatever you are carrying (the yoke you have been walking in) whether it s heavy because of what others have put on it or because of the burdens you yourself have added. 

It is an invitation to come alongside Jesus and yoke up with Him.  His yoke is light for you because He bears all the weight of it. The word used for “easy” doesn’t mean without effort, it means “fit for use”.

There is still a yoke to bear and burden to carry.  The difference is that Jesus bears the weight of it and gently trains you how to fully function in it. 

How to walk and rest, follow and trust, and with Him function faithfully in God’s purposes for you.