For the first time in several years, I have no homework, deadlines, paperwork, research, reading, showcases, presentations, or other school-related activities to accomplish. I can rest. Relax. I have a whole weekend ahead of me to do whatever I want to do.
What am I doing? Glad you asked. I’m working on a video. I used one of my old blogs Rethink What You Learned in Sunday School as the script.
As I’m “working” on this video, it occurs to me that God’s work, although sometimes challenging, doesn’t really FEEL like work in that it doesn’t sap my energy or overwhelm me. In fact, it does just the opposite. I can work late into the night and dive right back into it first thing in the morning with a sense of enthusiasm and determination.
This is what Jesus means when He says, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
If God’s work is dragging you down, you may want to stop and consider whether it really is the “burden” Jesus talks about, the “yoke” that gives “rest for your souls.” It could be that you’ve been suckered into activities that look like God’s work, but are really just mislabeled or mis-assigned by well-intended, mis-appointed task masters.
What do you feel passionately about? What kind of work doesn’t really feel like work to you? That may be your “easy” burden in the Kingdom (Reign) of God.
Update: All finished! Check it out: Rethink What You Learned in Sunday School