th (3)Have you ever bench pressed weights before? One of the first things you learn about weight lifting is never do it alone. You need a spotter, someone to help you lift the weights back to safety if you pick up more than you can handle or if you simply run out of steam. A spotter stands behind you, typically at your head, and keeps their hands close to the bar so they are ready if and when you need them. If you start to struggle, they may assist a little, still allowing you to push all you’ve got, or they may carry the full weight for you if needed.

In life, we’re never alone. God is always there to serve as a spotter; however, He prefers to simply be the lifter. Psalm 55:22 says,

Cast your cares on the LORD and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous fall.”

1 Peter 5:7 tells you that He wants to do this for you because He loves you. So many times we find ourselves in a mess because we won’t ask for help, from Him or anyone else. We feel we must carry the weight of the world on our shoulders, or at least the weight of our little world.

God never intended for us to do the heavy lifting.

He planned to do it all along. What He’s looking for is someone to be fully committed and fully surrendered to Him so He can do it through them [2 Chronicles 16:9].

Psalm 138:8 says,

The LORD will fulfill His purpose for me; your love, O LORD, endures forever– do not abandon the works of your hands.”

He is going to make it happen, we simply have to be willing to be used by Him – willing to do things His way and in His timing. Oh, is that all?

1 Thessalonians 5:24 says,

The One who calls you is faithful and He will do it.”

Who will do it? He will! He’s looking for someone, like Isaiah in Isaiah 6:8, to say,

Here am I. Send me!”

So, are you tired of the heavy lifting? Trying to carry the full weight of things on your own and it’s become too much? Raise your hand, like Isaiah, and allow Him to do the rest.

What’s one area of your life you’ve been trying to handle on your own?