Overweight

Overweight

Do you frequently feel overwhelmed with your responsibilities?  Do you feel like you’re driving through life in the fast lane with a crash on the horizon if something doesn’t change soon?  Do you feel as if your life is out of balance?  It could be that you are overweight.

Proverbs 16:11 tells us that honest scales and balances are from God.  In Proverbs 20:23, we see that God isn’t pleased with dishonest scales.  When we climb on God’s scales, He’s not checking to see how much we weigh.  God uses the old fashioned scales that have the two shallow dishes where you can see if the scales are balanced.

When we get involved in too many activities, we may appear to be leading a very productive, balanced life, but we are really using dishonest scales.  We give the illusion that all is well, but God sees through that illusion to those feelings of despair because we feel like we’re on a fast track with no way of getting off.  God sees all of our activities, many of which we would even claim we are doing for Him.  Yet He sees the emptiness in our souls because we’ve gotten onto to a dishonest scale, trading activity for God in place of intimacy with God.

We’ve become filled up, but we’re overflowing with the wrong things.  The end result is feelings of inadequacy, feeling like we’re spinning our wheels and going nowhere.  We’re overburdened, overstressed, overtired, and overweight.  We are overweight because we’ve put on the wrong yoke.  If we put on the yoke that Jesus came to give us, we find that it’s easy, and His burden is light. (Matthew 11:30) Once we put on His yoke, we will find that we are on honest scales.  The result will be a life that is stable, steady, centered, and balanced.

Are you overweight?
© 2005, Stacy R. Miller

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