When I got home yesterday, Judah wanted to help me carry in my road gear from the car.

No, I don’t use a briefcase for papers; I use an iPad for that stuff. Silly. Pictured is my pedal board briefcase. And about the only thing little Judah could carry.

But he only made it to the bottom of the steps. Almost bit it several times just to make it that far. That sucker is quite heavy for a little guy.

Often times we want to carry big loads. For God. For people. For ourselves. But only the Father knows how much we can handle during particular seasons.

A key to avoiding discouragement: Look to be strengthened by what you’re currently carrying so that you’ll be mature enough to handle the bigger cases later on.

What loads seem like discouragements to you right now? Can you see them as things that are actually preparing you for future responsibilities? ch:



Brian · 15 Jul ’11 at 8:19 am

Imagine if you were a drummer!

    Christopher Hopper · 15 Jul ’11 at 8:24 am

    I used to be! It was then between guitar and harmonica.

    Still wished I’d gone with harmonica.

Brian · 15 Jul ’11 at 9:39 am

Think of all the money you would have saved over the years!

    Christopher Hopper · 16 Jul ’11 at 6:40 am

    But what hot chicks really dig “the harmonica player”? 😉

Beth Walrath · 15 Jul ’11 at 11:16 am

I needed that this morning. Glad I did as God said & sat down long enough to read this. Thanks for posting this! 🙂

    Christopher Hopper · 16 Jul ’11 at 6:39 am


    Obedience has it’s own rewards. 🙂

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