Blessings for Burdens
As I sit here working on a task—a tedious task that my personality naturally loathes—I realize it is an intended blessing. I am working on something for Bible study. Bible study is a blessing! An immense blessing and treasure beyond measure. The devil tries to tell me it’s a burden. If he can get me to see it as a burden (perspective), then my attitude changes to anxiety. If my attitude is anxious I begin to feel overwhelmed. If I am feeling overwhelmed then my entire experience of this task is loathsome.
I need God’s eyes. His perspective. He sees what I’m doing as investing in the Kingdom of heaven. He sees it as valuable. An opportunity to do it WITH Him; moments for intimacy. If I see it how He sees it, my perspective changes. I am excited and delighted to do this task FOR and WITH my Lord. My heart delights in intimacy with Him. I now have an attitude of gratitude. I praise and thank Jesus that my life is not what it once was. That I am set free, a child adopted, a sinful woman redeemed, a heart healed and restored. My King Jesus I love Him. I am so grateful to Him for taking my heart and making it new. Even now I am overwhelmed with joy, gladness, and thanksgiving. There is no love like the love of Jesus. I have tasted and seen that the Lord is good. There is no turning back. Take my life and let it be all for You, Jesus. Tears rolling down my cheeks, my experience just changed.
“You are my God, and I will praise you; you are my God, and I will exalt you. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.” —Psalm 118:28-29