- Written by Shannon Wendler
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Sometimes the darkness of night tries to creep into our light of day. The gray as I like to call it, is hovering clouds of change, depression, stress, and anxiety. People do not realize that they have a way about them when they reach a point in life things start changing. They have no control over not only certain situations but they are losing control over their body which is the aging process. They have a tendency to make that problem yours. This is where that fine line of gray that has been plaguing them is creeping into your life as well. As a Christian, I try to do as the Lord states we are to carry each other's burdens. Galatians 6:2 states: Carry each other's burdens, and in this way, you will fulfill the law of Christ
We are to lean on each other for strength and guidance. This is imperative in our relationship with each other. Lean on each other, what does this really mean? When we are at the point we cannot carry on because the burden that is on our shoulders is heavy this is where you come in and help lift the load make it a little lighter for them. Give them guidance to whatever caused them this burden to get it off and never return to it. Strengthen and guide with the word of God. Sometimes people have a tendency to glorify busy, being busy just for the sake of being busy can be dangerous it can cause all sorts of problems in your life. If you always seeking reassurance, praise, and knowing that you matter in every situation and person in your life. There has to come a time as a Christian that you do not need any of that from the world or others. Because if this is all your are striving for then you will never understand who you truly are and it can hinder your growth and relationship with God.
For 20 years I thought I had it all figured out, and in a blink of an eye, my whole life changed. From those that were in it, to all that I believed, to all that I thought was right, in a split second everything was wrong. It took years for God to clean out all that I was brainwashed with. The masks I wore was removed, the veil of all the lies I once believed was shown to me. It was almost like the skin was removed and there was nothing but bare-bones. God removed everything in my life that was wrong and he put me back together. This time I was re-built with the truth. This was not forced by God, I asked him to remove the denial in my life. This is why I said there was nothing but bare-bones. That building process was painful, it was not fun to see all that I believed was the truth was nothing but lies. I tried really hard not to see what was happening in my life as a curse, or a burden. I honestly did not see years wasted I saw the truth and I embraced it no matter how hard it was. I think where I could have made it a little better on myself was I should have let those around me lighten the load a little. Once the truth was there what seemed like a gray cloud hovering to the world over me I saw the truth as a ray of light. A chance to move forward in His love and grace, a chance to embrace a real relationship with our King. I learned real quick that denial and living in it, is Satan’s number one tool in keeping you where he wants you not where God needs you to be.
When things in your life are changing, whether it is people in and out, your health, your job, this is life. It will change till we hit the grave, and the key is we can accept the change and embrace it, learn how to deal with that change and problems. Can change be a burden? Sure it can if we allow it and make it one. We can let that gray cloud become dark allow Satan to place a burden on our shoulders then turn it around and place it on others. We can accept the change for what it is, change. Or we can fool ourselves and think that we can glorify busy and be on the merry-go-round of life going up and down, round and round, never getting off, nothing ever changing and never moving forward.
Or we can get off embrace the change move towards the light of God grow in his light remove the darkness of those gray clouds and be who God needs us to be not only for him but be strength and guidance to others. Stop placing unwanted burdens that should never be there in the first place. Do not stay in denial and not accept the growth that God so desperately desires for you.
As a child of God, you can not dwell in the darkness so do not let the darkness of the night where Satan clings creep into your light of day. Stand in the Son, the everlasting light that wants to infiltrate your soul. Let the light of Yeshua blind all that is hindering you in your relationship and growth with him.