Today was my first hike with my backpack and weight inside😁 I am gonna have to work my way up to the full amount I need to carry but today I started out with 15-18 lbs on my back. Double peak is a pretty short hike but still gets you sweating. I think 2 miles up hill and 2 down!
As I started the climb I found my self sweating faster (and I went around 7:00 this morning the sun was barley out 😂) but I was feeling the extra weight!
I love how God speaks to us in all sorts of ways! Over the last couple of years God’s been teaching me to seek him and hear him in different ways! Especially the past 4 months when I was pushed out of my normal routine, out of my comfort zone (an entirely different story) but it’s forced me to hear God and communicate with him in a new way!
As I was working my way up the hill, I felt God tell me “it’s not as easy walking this journey with extra weight on your back is it?” I do this hike once or twice a week and normally don’t struggle to much but today I felt the difference! It made me look at my life and ask myself what weight have I picked up in my life that was never mine to carry?
Unforgivness of others or myself? Carring what others think of me? Control- wanting my kids and husband to act/think a certain way? Worry- not trusting God with providing all our need and delivering on his promises! Fear of the future and wondering if we will ever move out of my mom’s back yard🤦🏼♀️😂 I could keep going.. all these weights we pick up along the road that God never asks us to carry!
Matthew 11:30 came to me where Jesus says “for my yoke is easy and my burden is light”
I have experienced this only in seasons but somehow I pick it all back up, over and over again I throw the weight back on and crash and burn out!
So this is one of the things I am learning through hiking, to truly let go of the things that’s out of our control and lighten our weights. God’s with us always so why not let him carry our packs for us like he offers🙌🏼