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Can a burden be a good thing? Can the weight of something actually propel us further ahead than what we previously thought was possible?
We believe that what many perceive to be burdens are actually the precursors to blessings. We have often observed people who ask for blessings in their lives; whether it be more money, better relationships, or more influence; but don’t understand that they will have to grow their capacity to properly steward those blessings. Our capacity is increased when we have challenges arise in our lives that force us to become stronger. Therefore we will not be able to receive the blessings that we are asking for without going through and overcoming the challenges associated with those blessings.
Anyone who is a parent can think back to the hopeful anticipation of the arrival of their child. As they think back they will probably remember praying for their child to be born without ailments and telling people how happy they will be just to have a healthy baby. There weren’t conditions put in place in that statement. It wasn’t “I will be happy as long as my child is healthy AND they never cry.” That’s why all parents must eventually come to the realization that there will be a need for them to grow their capacity to properly take care of their child. Having a child is a blessing, never a burden.
This principle holds true in all areas of life, whether it be physical, emotional, relational, or spiritual. The faster you can accept that, and learn to press into the perceived challenges that arise in your life, the faster you will receive the blessings on the other side. We believe that you will never be given a challenge that is greater than what you can handle, but that does not mean that you will not have to grow through it. If you also believe this to be true, then you should look forward to tackling challenges head on, because the faster you do the faster you will grow, and the faster you will get to the blessings.
Brandon & Amanda