Still Weightless

Earlier today I was driving down one of my favorite streets in the city.  I was behind a dump truck hauling an assortment of damaged and broken bricks. The truck was moving very slowly, almost in a sluggish state.  As the dump truck made its way down the street at a snail’s pace, traffic began to back up.  The drivers became impatient and soon swerved from behind the truck to continue their journey.  With my eyes fixed on the truck, I started thinking about how many of us are like that—weighted down to the point of barely moving.   Being that this was a dump truck, I’m sure most of the junk on this truck was probably put there by other people.
Have you allowed yourself to become weighted down by the concerns and problems of others?  Are you everybody’s dumping ground?  Well here’s the solution for you:  anytime anyone comes to you with their “mess” direct them to God!  God says in 1 Peter 5:7 (NKJV) “casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you”.   The importance of doing that is so that YOU don’t become weighted down by the cares and concerns of others, cares and concerns you probably can’t fix.  We’re often tempted to be “Mr. or Mrs. Fix It”.  Sure, we can lend an ear and have genuine concern but as I stated earlier, direct them back to God. 
I implore you to reevaluate your life and see if you’ve become a dump truck.  If so, pull over, stop the truck, unload it and leave it right where it is. You were created to be weightless, not carrying the loads of other people! Eagles can’t fly with bricks tied to their wings!

© 2011 Tamara D. Davis


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