Too Much Load


 

A common misrepresentation of the scriptures is that God will not give you more than you can bear.  Below is what the scriptures really say and clearly it is about temptation and not any ordeal or trial you may be enduring.

1 Corinthians 10:13

No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

However, even though this scripture is dealing with temptations and not ordeals, we can still fully depend on God to help us.  We can stumble, fail, back pedal and even twist and turn away from our responsibility to God, but regardless, we can depend on God to be there for us.

Where God provides a path or way out of temptation, he also provides the way and means of performing His work.

Once again, we are to:  Lean not to your own understanding.  Trust the Lord with all your heart and He will make your paths straight.

 

The question then surrounds itself:  “What if I fail in what I attempt to do?”

Where often times you might succeed, our life experiences tell us all the time that indeed, we fail and fail miserably.

And even though we fail, it doesn’t mean we should give up.  When Peter attempted to walk on the water, he succeeded for a short while and then failed, spilling into the water with fear.

Albeit he failed, what about the others who failed to get out of the boat at all?  In fact, I would wonder how many would even be in a boat, much less attempt to walk on the water with Our Lord.

Personally, when we are overwhelmed, I’m not all that sure we are doing what it is the Lord has asked us to do even though what we are doing is good, is wholesome and beneficial to others.

The Lord said that his yoke was light.  If his yoke is light then it is obvious that some of us go beyond what God intended for us to do.

There are times when we can take on so much that we begin to bend, we start to crawl, bent over with agony and misgivings.  We become tired, at times, sick and in despair.  Finally, we become broken.

What I would say is that you are a wounded warrior.  In one way it is a good thing, but in another, we should then focus on rejoicing in the Lord. It is in moments as such when we come to terms that all we are-are common, ordinary men attempting to perform supernatural functions.  In short, we are not perfect, we are not God.

In our obedience to God, part of our service is to be willing to obey and give service to others.  And yes, there are times when we do too much.  Is all of this from God?  No, I don’t believe all of it is.  I believe God doesn’t ask us to do EVERYTHING, but he ask us to do something.  If all we were to do were a little, it would amount to 1) being in the boat willing and 2) attempting to get out and walk on that porous water. If we get to that point, I say to you:  God Bless You for your effort.

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