I know—that’s a heavy question. But all of us ask it of ourselves at some point, and I guarantee some of the people in your group are asking it right now. We come up with standards we think will make us into the person we want to be, but we end up feeling crushed beneath the weight of it all. So what hope is there when you feel like that? Listen to this week’s episode to find out.

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(Episode length: 15 mins)

Show Notes

Main idea: There’s only one Person who can bear the weight of living.

All of us are trying to live up to something

  • The tendency today is to set up some standard for yourself then judge your value and self-worth based on how well you think you’re performing next to your standards
  • We’re all bound to something; we’re all trying to live up to something

The weight of living is crushing

  • When you make your performance the measure of your self-worth and value, then you will always be crushed beneath the weight
  • Every one of our life-lies can and will be taken from us at some point because everything in this life is temporary

Jesus can bare the weight

  • Jesus didn’t promise for us not to be yoked to anything—he promised to give us rest, relief, from the weight of living, if we yoke ourselves to him instead
  • Jesus alone can bear the weight of living

This is part of a podcast I do for group leaders at my church. Browse the archives for more.