The Weight of the World is Heavy
The weight of the world is heavy. Jesus says His burden is light. Yet I find myself often choosing the world. Even though time and time again, it smashes me into the ground. And I wonder why the heck I keep falling for it? Why do I keep falling for the lies that things on this planet will make me satisfied and full?
If I looked like her I would feel good.
If I could make enough money we wouldn’t have any problems.
If my family acted this way, everyone would like us.
If I could be a Pinterest perfect mom, then my kids would have a good life.
If I could gain popularity, I’d feel more confident.
If I lived in a house like that, then I could feel good about having people over.
All these things. All these lies. They leave me feeling disappointed and like a failure.
Do you know how much the devil loves that we focus on this crap?
Do you realize he is behind all this?
These things become idols, they become our focus instead of God.
And even if we were to achieve these very unrealistic standards, we would still ultimately find ourselves unsatisfied and empty.
Because they aren’t Jesus. Plain and simple.
I only know this because I’ve tried a million times. And each time I ended up unhappy, disappointed and feeling like I wasted a whole lot of time, energy and money on things I never should have.
We don’t bring our image, our homes, our Pinterest crafts, our money, or our careers to heaven with us. It’s temporary.
In the eternal perspective, these things mean nothing.
So I’m saying to you what I say to myself: Don’t let this world swallow you up. Don’t believe the lies.
You were never meant to carry all this expectation and guilt.
Take the light burden Jesus offers. It’s the key to freedom.