Our Father has placed us in relationships and given us responsibility in these relationships. He has done this by his grace to develop Godliness and Christlikeness in us.
Our relationships and responsibilities are meant to be a blessing, not a curse, a joy and not a burden.
So, what happened? Where did we go wrong? Better yet, how do we reclaim our God given favor and blessing in our numerous relationships and responsibilities? I suppose we are to learn to hold everything loosely – people and even our responsibilities. I suppose we must remember to constantly relinquish all of our cares into Our Loving Heavenly Father’s loving hands. If we don’t, we will be crushed by what was meant to lift us up.
Ideally, we will be able to nurture such an intimate relationship with The Father, through faith in The Son, that he becomes our all consuming passion, and all relationships and responsibilities become just various aspects of our multifaceted, multidimensional love affair with God.
Alone, people and responsibilities can become oppressive to us. As we unite ourselves with Christ, they can become a delight, both to us and to God. We are co-laborers in the harvest, we are yokefellows; we are a team, and together we are the winning team!
~ Brad Heilhecker