Blessings Over Burdens

A while back, I was driving down the road and came upon a church sign. Now, if you know me at all you know I am always up for a good pun or dad joke, especially on a church sign. So as I approach this church I’m giddily getting ready to read this sign, as this particular church typically has really funny signs.

I get close enough to read the sign and it says, “Blessings Over Burdens”. I won’t lie, I was a bit let down at the seriousness, then I immediately thought back to college.

The school I attended for my undergrad has a saying, “We are a campus where Christ is King”. One of the most prevalent themes all around campus is sharing and carrying each other’s burdens.

Everyone always talks about their burden. Everyone is constantly thanking their “person” for helping them carry their burden. This idea of burden carrying has become such a cliche that people joke about possible burdens.

On the serious side, this can be such a beautiful thing to have someone in your life who you trust with the deepest and darkest parts of your life.

However, on the flip side, this can be a poor outlook on life. Dwelling on the negatives can deter us from living in positivity.

How often do we focus on what is weighing us down?

How many times do we get stuck in the bad parts of life and dwell there? 

How often do we find ourselves in a storm and throw an anchor overboard to set up camp? 

How many times does something bad happen and we can’t get over the negative aspects of what occurred? 

How often do we dwell on our burdens rather than our blessings?

Let’s talk more about our blessings than our burdens.

Let’s focus on the positive instead of the negative.

Let’s live in hope and peace rather than doubt and turmoil.

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