“Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30
Are you weary and tired of performing, burdened from the non-ending effort of seeking to prove and establish your value? Christ calls us to come empty handed so we can freely grasp Him. He invites us to surrender our falsely assumed need to earn His love and acceptance through exhaustive striving and performing. To stop trying to prove our worth through works and performance when He’s already determined and secured our value at the cost of His death at Calvary.
Put down performance and don’t bring a resume. Simply rest confident in His love which is impossible to upgrade. He gave everything up for you at the cross and declared you were worth it all. He cannot love you or value you any more. You’re worth everything He gave up and you’re all He wants. He’s absolutely wild about you. Efforts to earn His love only demonstrate your refusal to accept it and the value He set for you.
God’s love is rock solid, non-changing, and never-ending. Yet, thoughts will come that invite you to question God’s love, and emotions will arise that bring feelings of abandonment, inferiority, and insecurity. When this happens, it’s time for you to decide whether you will believe your thoughts and emotions or if you will accept Christ’s death at Calvary as your security of God’s love and His established value for you.
I urge you to believe and receive God’s love demonstrated at the cross. May you learn to rest in His love.