‘why can’t I be a better… ?!? ‘
Jesus – follower.
The daily mental battle of never quite being able to do enough. Never quite hitting all the marks.
Marks which, of course, are self-assigned, arbitrary, and mobile.
So I –we– chase and strive, encouraged to do so by every speaker or writer who is motivational by nature.
Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light. (Matthew 11:28-30 NLT)
I’ve always loved that Jesus said that. But I do wonder sometimes what it really means, what it really looks like, to carry only what Jesus gives, to wait, even, while also carrying out his instruction to go… do … and run.