I have had people ask why I chose the title, “Weight-ing on the Lord” instead of “Waiting on the Lord” for this blog. The answer is simple. At the very start of my “process”, I had this crazy idea that the only real problem in my life, the only thing that was really holding me back, keeping me down and “weighing” on me was how much I weighed (you know, the numbers on the scale). Ha! Was I wrong! That was only the consequence of so many other things! So much was WEIGHING me down, thus began; “Weight-ing on the Lord”.
“Weight-ing on the Lord” is all about my process of change and growth. It’s about listening and not always speaking, or not always complaining. It’s about taking what once was my weakness and finding my strength. Its about believing that, although it is not easy, the “process” is necessary for me to become who God expects me to be. “Weight-ing on the Lord” is about letting go of my burdens, taking off my yokes and accepting the freedom that Jesus has given me!
Some of the things that I have been “weight-ing” on are:
1) Lack of discipline when it came to my eating habits. I’m not even going to lie, I really enjoy good food but, it becomes a problem when you eat for all the wrong reasons. I’m sure some of you know what I mean. For example: “I’m so depressed, I just need some ice cream! Let’s stop and think for a moment. Does eating actually take away feelings of sadness, anger, anxiety, etc? Doesn’t it just mask it for the moment and then once you’re done, the feelings are still there and accompanied by guilt for overeating? That was my life! Eat, eat, munch, munch and then hate myself for it. Now I can enjoy my food without overeating and go to the Lord, not to mask the problem but, to solve the problem!
2) Being negative. I was one of those people who always saw “the glass half empty”. Negativity was my middle name! I had no problem advising others to speak positive and have faith. , when it came to myself, that advise some how went down the drain. Whoa was me! Everyone was against me and nothing ever goes right. What a crop of lies! I had to finally come to terms with the fact that, my way isn’t always God’s way and definitely not always the right way. Now-a-days, I try to think before I speak. I say, “Lord, please help me to see more clearly and to have a better understanding. Help me to see the good before the bad.”
3) Boldness. I use to think it was enough to be able to stand before a group of people and preach the Word of God but, it’s not. It is being able to tell truth even if you know your going to face negativity and or confrontation. Not compromising in any situation. I always preferred to stay quiet or pretend to ignore a situation in order to save the hassle of confrontation but, didn’t Jesus have to face that and more?
So now you know some of the things that were and still try to weigh me down. The difference in me today is that I realize that the “process” is unending because the Lord is an eternal teacher. I no longer have to grow impatient with myself. I only have to remind myself that everything is “precept upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line. Here a little, there a little.” (Isaiah 28:10)
Beloved ones, I pray that you will also let go of the burdens and release the yoke that is weighing you down and WEIGHT ON THE LORD!