“Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed.”Ecclesiastes 4:9
Life is better together! We were made for community and from it, we’re empowered to grow beyond what we know.
But this isn’t easy. Have you noticed?
Doing life with others is messy because in truth, we’re messy. The navigation of our lives is a maze as we come through the healing we have in Jesus. But as we receive our healing, we’re being refined through those in our lives.
The reality is we need others!
Life is an adventure and through all the turns and bends, it’s easier when we’re able to carry the yoke of life together.
There’s a yoke we all carry but the question is, are we carrying what Jesus has for us with the RIGHT people?
When we don’t have the right people with us, we are unequally yoked and stunted from moving forward in what God has for us.
Conversely when we have the right people with us, we can carry the yoke together and move forward into what God has for us.
The yoke of Jesus is different from the yoke of life.
One is light and easy. The other is heavy and hard. One is His way. The other is our way. One is through God. The other is through us.
The difference is diametrically opposed and the one we choose determines everything in our lives.
Notice the difference between the these two yokes from scripture.
“28. Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 29. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”Matthew 11:28-30
The enemy has heavy burdens that he seeks to weigh us down and overwhelm us. Jesus’ yoke is easy and His burden is light. He gives us rest and refreshing.
What yoke are you carrying? Who is carrying the yoke with you?
These two questions are BIG.
Life is better when we carry the yoke together! Furthermore, when we carry the yoke with the RIGHT people.
Who are the right people?
Those that are following Jesus like you. Who have the same values, passion, desire and efforts toward Christ. We thrive when we’re around like minded people of faith. We are weakened when we are yoked up with people are not like minded.
This doesn’t mean we agree on every point with other Christian’s but it does mean we’re united on the main point, Jesus.
We need each other to have all that God wants for us.
So today, yoke up with the right people. Of course we have friends that don’t believe in Christ, but those we do life with, share our heart with and move forward with, are those who are equally yoked to us.
Carry the yoke together with the right people and discover all that God has for you!
His yoke is what we want and carrying it with His people are the ones we want too!
Have a great week and believe that the best is yet to come!