Quote: “You shall know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32
Bonus Quote: “They overcame by the blood of the Lamb and the Word of their Testimony.” Revelation 12:11
This mornings run had a lot of songs about freedom playing along. It was music by Mandisa, DC Talk and Toby Mac. That led me to think about sharing and being set free in that sharing. It’s true, so so true that we are set free when we let go of the secrets and burdens that we hold on to. Like a balloon that flies off into the air when you let go of the string, so are we able to float higher and be a little bit taller when let go of that which weighs us down.
But it’s hard to let go. It’s such a foreign idea, this truth setting. This concept that if we share with one another, share with God somehow our mind will be set at ease, isn’t it? What we’re taught is to keep things to ourselves. That know one else really cares about our burdens. Everyone has their own stuff, they don’t have time for mine. God doesn’t have time for me, He has bigger things to worry about.
Hear this, IT”S NOT TRUE. You ARE God’s bigger thing.
Yes, other people have stuff, but they care. And when we start to share our burdens, that opens up a place for others to open up about their burdens. That is how the work load gets shared. I think so often we convince ourselves that we are the only ones struggling. Everyone else has it all together. That’s just not true. Or maybe we think, I have to much going on, there’s no way I can help someone else. I think we can create some space to listen to one another. Let’s close with this:
“Help carry each other’s burdens. In this way you follow Christ’s teachings.” Galatians 6:2 -GPD’s WORD translation