“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest…For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matt 11:28,30
Seeing the bigger picture is never easy. I have often had many experiences where I wanted to succeed, to race to the top of my profession as fast as I could. For me, it meant an affirmation of my ability and a signal that I was the best of my cohort.
When surrounded by such competitive peers and an ambitious atmosphere it is often the case that our energy begins to focus on entirely the wrong things.
Success for me became about what I could achieve rather than what doors were graciously being opened for me. My ability to do a good job became a source of pride that twisted my thinking into one of entitlement when things didn’t go my way.
In my quest to be the best I could make myself I had missed the blessing and opportunity that had entered my life. Just like Captain Ahab in Herman Mellville’s book, ‘Moby Dick’, my eyes were fixated on one thing that had to be conquered yet would ultimately cause my own destruction.
Daddy God often tells us that we are to come to him for his burden is light. Promotion and progression doesn’t come because of how we strive but rather through the gracious opportunities and doors that he opens for us. As favoured children we don’t need to haul and push ourselves up over a line but rather we should wait for him to provide the opportunities for us to show what he has done in us.
Today why not take the focus of what your own abilities and let God continue to develop his good work within you.