At times I carry plenty of weight.... right now is one of them. I don't like it and it always seems to catch me by surprise.
How in the world can I gain weight and not see it happening??? But that's exactly what happens. One tiny little "cheat" to many! Huffing and puffing with the weight of my choices clinging on me....... it makes everything in life harder.
The weight of sin is very much like that. One tiny little cheat at a time, "sorry God I don't have time to start my day off in prayer and study"......."I'm so tired Jesus, you know how hard I'm working why aren't you blessing me like you are blessing them".......and before I know it "bam" I'm carrying the weight of the world and of all my sin!
The importance of trusting Jesus for every single step of our journey is sooooo important! The light of His Word shining on our path is the only way we can continually see the good things He has for us, and walking with Him keeps us fit and ready for what ever comes up.....so "weight" doesn't sneak up on us again. Well, at least we can try!
Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
We have so much to be excited and thankful for! Don't get discouraged, just get back in the race.