“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
I’ve wrote a blog about this exact scripture before. When I read it, I felt tired. Spiritually tired. I saw this and thought I will keep coming to Him and get rest. But soon after I was tired again. It was a constant battle within myself. And i often asked if I was always going to be tired.
Truth is, I am tired, but not like that. I’m tired of letting the enemy think He has authority over me. I’m tired of blaming God when things go wrong, because I haven’t prepared myself for these trials with prayer and His word. I’m tired of questioning everything I am, when things get crazy. God trusted me. All He asked was for me to be usable for Him, but i was still caught up in myself. I made myself tired, and to top it off, i didn’t allow Him to give me rest. I was trying to fight battles that I was not prepared for.
My Pastor said something to me that just sits in my heart now. He said that you can’t go toe to toe and step in the ring with the enemy, if you haven’t prepared for the fight.
My way doesn’t work and I’m tired of getting in the way of who God says I am. Especially to someone the Lord has crushed under my feet. It’s time to get ready. Or like my Pastor Art says, it’s time to get “prayed up”. It’s time to stand on the Lord’s words and promises. It’s time to be who God is preparing us to be. His hands, ready to do His work.