TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. – Matthew 11:28 (NIV)
It is in Jesus that you will find your purpose and it is in His arms that you are given rest. So when it comes to all of those heavy things you’re carrying around in your heart, it’s time to let them go. It’s time to lay them down at the feet of Jesus and remember that you are not defined by the weight of your burden. You are defined by the purpose God has for you through Jesus Christ.
It is so important to hold onto this only a daily basis because if you’re not careful, you can get to a place where you’re telling yourself that what you’re going through isn’t that big of deal, and maybe, just maybe, you can deal with it on your own. Perhaps you’re starting to feel like you’re only the one in your inner circle who is going through what you’re going through, and there’s no one around you that you can trust talking to.
If you’ve ever found yourself in any of these places, know that it’s not too late to give it over to Jesus. It’s not too late to completely change your perspective on where you are and what you’re going through.
So the next time you’re worried, the next time you feel like your emotions are going all over the place, remember that Jesus has breathed purpose into your life and there is no need to keep carrying those heavy things around. It’s time to move forward, so let those burdens down at His feet, and walk freely in the purpose God has for you.
Biblical Context + Further Reading: Matthew 11:25-30, 1 Peter 5:7
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