Pride is at the root of each of these questions. Proverbs 16:18 reads, “Pride goes before destruction, and haughtiness before a fall.” It is the pride of life that makes us physically sick, weary, and worn.
In this world we carry too much weight on our shoulders, and its weight that God has promised to carry for us if we allow him. True freedom comes from total surrender, embracing all of who God is and all of who we are in him. Peter Scazzero wrote, “The essence of being in God’s image is our ability, like God, to stop. We imitate God by stopping our work and resting.” So don’t worry. “My soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him (Psalm 62:5, NIV).”
Natasha Sistrunk Robinson is a writer, inspirational speaker, leadership and mentoring trainer, and human trafficking advocate. She received her M.A. in Christian Leadership from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Charlotte) in May 2014, with concentrations in prayer and fasting, racial reconciliation, and biblical justice. Natasha has over fifteen years of experience leading and mentoring in personal, professional, and church settings. Connect with Natasha through her official website, blog, Facebook, or Twitter.