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How many burdens do you keep?

Or…

How many burdens do you take back after you give them away to God?

When you lay your burden down, giving it to God,

don’t pick it back up.

We are not made to carry them.

We are sheep.

But our Shepherd is made for the job.

He’s willing and happy to do it.

But we have to make a choice.

To lay the burden down.

And leave it at the foot of the cross.

Jesus might not carry it like you think He should.

Don’t ask for it back.

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When your mind thinks of that burden, you begin to think of ways to fix it.

That, my friends, is scooping the burden back up.

Every time your thoughts return to that burden, give it back to God.

Thank Him for fixing it for you.

Tell Him you can’t wait to see How he solves it.

He will let you know.

Promise.

If you instead, keep musing over that issue,

the burden will climb back onto your shoulders.

Worry and fear will once again join you.

So stop.

Give them to God and stop those thoughts in their tracks.

Smile, knowing God’s in control.

And He has your best in mind.

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Speech

Our tongues produce life or death.

Mere words are capable of bringing joy or sorrow, pain or comfort.

Words are quick to come, hard to erase.

They are spoken on a careless whim or calculated with extreme precision.

They can be used to manipulate.

Lies are words.

So is truth.

Words have produced World Wars, convinced sin to enter the world, and elected world leaders.

Words have announced the birth of our Savior and condemned Him to death.

Legal documents are filled with words which determine the course of history.

Our Constitution’s words have formed the basis of our freedom.

Words

Are

Powerful.

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Speak life.

Pour words of life into the lives of those you touch.