​Carrying A Load For Christ Strengthens You

Robert Harris
November 2016

You can put only so much into a bag and then you have to do one of two things: either empty the bag or get more bags.

Now, that’s a crude parable, but it is typical of life.

So many people say, “I can only do so much,” and they wind up doing nothing.

Now, what you do is, you lose sight of what you can’t do and you do as much as your limit will permit. Just to stop in your trucks and do nothing because you can’t do everything is failure.

But, you can put a lot into the bag if you will go ahead and do it. Then, when you reach the limit and you can go no further, as far as that particular bag is concerned, you can always get another one.

A little poem I received as a gift as a young Christian said, “Only one life ‘twill soon be past, one what’s done for Christ will last.” That has stayed with me through the years and though I have only one life, that is not an excuse or a reason for doing nothing and because the world is big and I am small is no reason for me to become fainthearted.

A text in the Bible says, “I can do all things through Christ, which strengthens me.” And when one thing has been accomplished, it is a stepping-stone to something else that can be accomplished.

“Let us not be weary in well doing, for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” Make yourself available to God and God will use you. The greatest of all abilities is dependability. Be dependable before your Lord.