Laying all your burdens and cares on God’s mantle is so liberating. It is like when you are carrying two arms of heavy groceries, full of canned goods and meats, packed to the brim. You want to make one trip into the house, so you grab the gallon of water in one hand. Now you have your purse on your shoulder and get to the door only to realize you forgot to get the key out.
Now, you have to dig in your purse and the load is getting heavier and heavier, and your arms start to ache. You can’t find the keys and the pain in your shoulders is sharp. Just when you think you are about to drop your load, you find the key open the door and are relieved and you unburden yourself of the groceries.
That is what it feels like when you are able to cast all your worries on the Lord because you know he cares for you. I know it is easy to say and not so easy to do when faced with what we see in the flesh. However, I found over time and through much tribulation it gets easier with practice.
Once I was in military basic training looking a prolonged stay due to a broken foot. I knew this would not be possible. You see, I joined the military at the age of 32, and even though I had to sign away custody of my children to join, they still lived with me and I only arranged to be gone for twelve weeks.
Adding another eight weeks for recovery then possibly another four or five to finish the training I missed was not economically possible. I didn’t think my mother could handle the children that long either. In any case, I felt anxious and panic stricken at the news of additional time away from home.
God worked it out that I actually got out earlier than originally expected. I took the cast off thinking I could go back and finish with my unit, however, I had missed too much time and had to start with another unit that was behind my original unit in training. Because of that I missed the next set of training and was sent home to complete the training at the local base.
I was the last person that was allowed to do training at home. And all the anxiety and panic I felt was for nothing. God had already arranged for me to come home early and I didn’t know that was possible. People would attempt suicide and play crazy to get out early. God saw my need and gave me grace and favor. I think my mother had a direct line with the Lord and called in a favor.
You have that same direct line. Once you learn to cast your cares on him you will feel so free.
You will wake up with a smile on your face and joy in your heart. You will have to speak faith,
and focus on hope, and think of peace. You are a magnet and what you think about you bring
about. So only think about the best outcome.
I know things will still happen out of your control. God is still there, and he says to count it all joy. All the sand paper in your life is polishing you to be a shiny pearl. The fire will make you to pure gold.
Let go and let God. Once you learn how to do that you will be free, light as a feather, and full of joy to live your “Masterful Purpose.”