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Topic: Rest (06/14/04)
TITLE: Resting in Him
By Mary Sue Smith
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Mary Sue Smith
Jesus said, “Come to me, all of 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 soul.” When I came to the realization of what this passage
of scripture meant, life changed for me.
Before this time, I was the first to hold my hand up when someone needed a volunteer. I wanted to do it all, and I thought I could do it better than anyone else. Frankly, I thought if I didn’t do it, it might not get done. This mindset was exhibited in my home, my church and my workplace.
I liked hearing those around me say, “I just don’t know how you do it all and do it so perfect.” I really felt that God wanted me to do more and more.
Then, as time went on, all of the “doing” began to take its toll on my body. I became so stressed out that I almost had a breakdown.
It was after hearing our pastor deliver a sermon on this passage of scripture that I realized I needed to “be” rather than to “do.”
Change has not been easy, but there has been much pleasure in allowing God to control the activities of my life. I delight in learning more about Him. Not only has it made a difference in my life, but others have been blessed by doing some of the things that I thought only I could do.