Today’s guest is Leslie Nunnery. I know you will love her!
Does this conversation sound familiar to you?
Well-meaning friend, “Hey, is there anything I can do to help?”
You, “No, no. We’re doing fine. Thanks for your concern, though.”
Meanwhile, your heart is broken or you’re completely overwhelmed with all that’s on your plate…
• You’re caring for 3 little souls, aged 3 and under…
• A mountain of laundry is overtaking your laundry room (and your thoughts) burying you in the process…
• You’ve picked up some outside work to help your family financially while still allowing you to stay home with your children but finding that perfect balance of work and family is rough…
There’s a lot being asked of us!
So, why is it that we are so slow to acknowledge our need? Why do we not allow those who sense that need to jump in and help?
As a body of believers we are instructed to come alongside and “bear one another’s burdens.” And yet too often my pride won’t allow me to accept those gracious offers. (I have also been on the “gracious offer side” enough to know that many others don’t accept it either.)
As I was thinking about this fact, my mind went immediately to how often I even keep God at bay from my burdens—as if by saying “I’m fine” to Him I can hide the reality of what a mess I actually am.
Yet His heart for me comes out clearly in I Peter 5:7,
“Casting all your care upon Him, for He careth for you.”
Granted, Jesus Christ isn’t going to come into your home and tackle Mt. Washmore (although we may be refusing to allow His ambassador to help us!!) But He does want us to cast our cares and anxieties at His feet.
Then leave them there!!
Allow HIM to meet our needs.
Allow HIM to give us rest.
An unknown poet penned the following rhyme that has graced the front cover of my Bible for many years:
But this one thing you must remember,
This one thing you must know…
I cannot take your burden from you
Until you let it go.
Oh, ladies, let’s learn to truly let go of our burdens! Let’s cast those cares at the feet of the One Who cares the most for us! Let’s serve one another in love by looking for ways to meet others’ needs and by allowing others to meet our needs when they are led to do so.
God made us all one big body for a reason, you know!
Leslie Nunnery is the co-founder of TeachThem Diligently Convention. She has been blessed with many friends who have taught her much about serving one another in love. She is eternally thankful for the impact each of them has had on her life.
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