Can God Put Some Weight On You?
For though you might have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet you do not have many fathers; for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.
1 Corinthians 4:15 NKJV
It was the day that my relationship with my dad changed. It was the day that I will never forget, he took me with him to do a job. I don’t really remember the particulars of the job. My dad was a self-employed carpenter which meant he did whatever the job required. What I do remember is being required to move something very heavy. I was about 13 maybe 14 at the time, so I am sure MY definition of heavy was subjective. But it had to be heavy because my dad took me to help him.
Prior to that day, my going to work with my dad meant my doing small little jobs. My little jobs had two requirements:
One, they were jobs anyone could do and menial enough that no one wanted to do.
Two, they were jobs that kept me out of the way so that I wouldn’t get in the way of the real work being done.
But not this day. This day was different. I helped my dad move something heavy. I helped my dad move something that he could not move by himself. This day my dad depended on me and I came through!
When we finished moving whatever it was that we were moving, my dad, with a proud grin stated, “Boy that’s what I’m talking about! This is how MEN work!” Imagine my shock.. He was actually talking to me and about me… and he used the word MEN!
That day brought a shift in our relationship:
- His perspective of me shifted
- His conversation towards me shifted
- His expectation of me shifted
So it is with our heavenly Father. He wants a shift in our relationship with Him. He also wants to put some weight on us, some responsibilities, some call, some burden, some social issue He wants us to address.
God wants us to get His job done but He has to be able to put some weight on us. We have to let go of our own definitions of what’s heavy (what we think we can or cannot do – or what we can or cannot handle). We have to mature in God with a willingness to have our capacity increased. Capacity is increased through stressors and stretching and we have to be able to handle these. We have to know that with God helping us that we can truly do all things through Christ who is our strength.
God wants to us to experience a new shift in Him. Can God put some weight on you?
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