Do you know what makes me Weary by Wednesday?
I am the problem because, the harder I try to keep from being weary, the more it over-takes me.
The more I focus on myself, the further I get away from where my attention is supposed to be.
Second Corinthians 5:15 explains it like this:
And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again. (2 Corinthians 5:15 NIV)
My weariness comes from making myself the focus, and getting confused about where my hope and salvation comes from. When my focus is on what I want, what I need, what has hurt me, or any of a thousand other self-issues, my hope and joy are drained.
My weariness is exasperated when I forget that I have been newly created. I am a new creature. I don’t have to live like I used to.
Verse 17 of the same chapter tells me so.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! (2 Corinthians 5:17 NIV)
I can let go and leave all the baggage behind. I do not need to lug it around anymore. Like a beautiful spring day, I can breathe in the freshness and newness of life, I don’t have to be Weary by Wednesday or any other day.
How about you? Have you been a little self-focused lately? Like me, are you suffering under the weight of old burdens that you have already been set free from? Or possibly, you have never accepted the salvation that Jesus has extended and would like to know more about living freely in Christ. I’d love to talk with you about it.
Thanks for sharing your Wednesday with me.