The sun went down laughing last night, leaving behind evidence of a beautiful exit. I never saw her directly, though it wasn’t for lack of trying, let me just tell you. But she had her path and her timeline and she kept to it, no matter if I could find a good perch to spot her from before she slipped away for the night. Still, it was obvious she’d been here.
The trail of beauty left behind points to a source beyond itself.
And you know what? Burdens leave a trail, too.
“The soul was not made for an easy life. The soul was made for an easy yoke.”
John Ortberg, Soul Keeping
Since my soul wasn’t made for the easy life, I know hard circumstance aren’t my problem, not really. My problem is in how I carry them. When my soul feels downcast, it starts to show evidence that I’ve taken in the burdens of life in a way I’m not meant to – anxiety, overwhelm, frustration, defensiveness. These are signs of the heavy yoke. Burdens don’t come without leaving clues.
I’m writing more on what your soul really needs you to know today at (in)courage. Join me there?