But there is another kind of weight that cannot be measured. For me, it was the weight of unmet expectations and unrealized dreams along with the burden of perceived responsibilities.
Truth be told, I knew that I was carrying this weight but didn’t fully realize just how heavy it was until it was lifted off my shoulders with the closing of the church and the sale of the building.
Like fat, it was weight that was never meant to be carried on the human frame or in the spirit.
And there is another part to this that correlates to physical weight and that’s that it is so easy to gain again. I’ve found that during the last few days that I get wound up about little things.
I’m going to have to teach myself to live the salt life, relax in the sun, or take a walk in the warm rain that’s falling from the southern skies. The only real decisions that need to be made are what to eat, when to workout, and where to go.
When I was trying to lose weight I had to replace old habits with new, healthy ones. I had to train my taste buds to be satisfied with nutritious foods. I had to confront my sugar addiction. And I had to train my body with physical exercise.
Now, I’ve got to replace old thought patterns with new ones. Once again, I have to confront my control issues, and I’ve got to teach myself how to live in the moment.
Is there weight that cannot be weighed that you’ve been carrying? Is it it time to allow the Father to lift it from your shoulders? Is it possible that in 2015 that you could weigh less than you’ve weighed in a very long time?
“Come to me, all of you who are struggling and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, because 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.”