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. (Mathew 11:28-30)
Exhausted, I called my husband in tears. “I don’t think I can do three kids.. I have two and I’m pregnant and can’t seem to manage,” I cried into the phone. I need you to come home. I’m just so tired.
Then it hit me, maybe as the weary ones, we need to learn to give up control to a God that has it all under control. Maybe as the weary ones, we are relying on our own talents/gifting’s too much. Maybe as the weary ones, we are seeking validation outside of Christ, and we are spinning our wheels for meaning and purpose, when he never asked us to do that.
Maybe as the weary ones, we need to step aside, and rest knowing that we can count it all a loss, in the surpassing knowledge of knowing and loving our God and in the end that is all that TRULY matters. So, as the weary one, I’m letting go: of having-it-together, of being the best mom, of seeking purpose, or striving..
Instead, I’m leaning into what matters: loving him, and loving others.
So, lay down your expectations, lay down your pride, lay down your worries, and lay down, “doing it all, and doing it all right.” For he wants us to, “Come to him, all you who are weary and burdened. Take his yoke upon us and learn from him, for he is gentle and humble in heart, and we will find rest for our souls. For his yoke is easy and his burden is light.” (Mathew 11:28-30)