28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” -Matthew 11:28-30
I previously shared in a blog titled “75 Pounds” about my experiences with losing weight. I have dropped the weight in roughly 3 years, but no amount of weight can compare to the weight I had lifted off my back from learning to forgive and accept being forgiven.
Check this video out before reading on…
I’ve always struggled with self-confidence and believing in myself. I often set a standard for myself that is often impossible to reach and then I’m disappointed when I don’t reach the goal. I am distracted by the 1 imperfect detail that I miss the 99 ways God moved in a situation.
Watching Sanctus Real’s video for “Forgiven” reminds me that I am forgiven. That I don’t have to be perfect and that God isn’t surprised or shocked when I mess up. That just because I make a mistake or forget to do something that He doesn’t love me any less. The same goes for you.
What weight are you carrying on your back that you have been carrying for weeks, months or even years? What are the things that you promised yourself you’d never do again, but you just can’t stop. What is holding you back from truly living?
God wants you to take the step and ask Him to help you accept that you are forgiven. That you don’t have to carry the weight of your past, your circumstances or your future any longer. That God wants you to come to Him and let him take the weight from you.
2 Corinthians 12:9 reminds us that His grace is sufficient for us. His power and love are made strong in the fact that we’re weak incomplete.