November 8th, 2018
It is Too Heavy for Me
Numbers 11:14 (KJB) I am not able to bear all this people alone, because it is too heavy for me.
The Israelites complained to Moses and Moses whined to God.
“It is too heavy.
How can I do this job alone.”
Moses quickly began to feel sorry for himself and to wind his thoughts further and further from God.
We have all been there. The road before us is long, the job is hard, and in our limited vision, there is no way the task in front of us can be accomplished. We continue to whine and moan and to be rather sorry for ourselves. We complain to our parents, our teachers, our coaches, our boss, our friends… but especially consider, when we choose to whine God hears.
Moses had repeatedly fielded many complaints from the weathered Israelites on this cumbersome journey dotted with many adversities on the way to the Promised Land. God too had heard their every complaint even as He divinely provided grandly for their every need with the likes of manna, quail, shoes that did not wear out, and even a guiding light by day and night etc.
Imagine how it sounds to God from His throne in heaven as we complain today even with all the pampering and privileges we have to enjoy in this age of grace. We get caught up in the moment, the weight of our task, and all we can see is the bumpy road ahead. We fail to remember that the power and strength for the task at hand are widely available and comes from God, not from within us. We are just like Moses. We get caught up in the moment and fail to keep our focus centered on God for our continued strength and power.
God tells us plainly in many verses. Let the worry and anxiety go and let Him do the heavy spiritual work in us and through us for He has no limits (Ephesians 3:20). However, almost immediately when we turn our focus from Him to our own inabilities, we begin to waver. We easily forget that God’s supernatural potential is never insufficient for any task and all we need to do is ask Him for help and allow Him to use our hands and feet in this world.
Like Moses, whenever you or I feel the task God has asked us to do is too much, we must stop relying on ourselves and allow God’s supernatural power and presence to work in us and through us to accomplish His will in the lives of others about us. God can accomplish that which He has set forth.