Loads Too Heavy? Try this 1 thing!


We often let our human tendencies overpower our desire for His Spirit to do his work within us. But we can do this one thing well!


The team needs you to be the best coach ever.

Your boss needs you to go above and beyond your job description.

The kids need you to be super mom.

Your wife wants you to read her mind.

Your church wants you to be fully involved in every program.

By the time the weekend is over, you’re exhausted and wake up only to realize it’s Monday and time to do it all again.

One of the characteristics of Jesus that constantly amazes me was His ability to be and to do what everyone needed Him to be and to do.

When people needed compassion, He shared plenty of it.

When people needed firm teaching, He taught with authority.

When people needed to know they were loved, He loved them lavishly.

When people were hungry, He fed them.

When people needed to be forgiven, He forgave them.

When people needed a Savior, He died on a cross.

When people needed hope, He rolled the stone away and came out of the tomb.

All those things He did while He walked the earth. All those things He still does.

Why? Because He loves us and wants us to do the same. He wants us to love as He loves.

We love because he first loved us. Because He loves us we can love others (1 John 4:19).

We cannot be everything and do everything that Jesus is and does. We often let our human tendencies overpower our desire for His Spirit to do his work within us. But, we can do one thing well and do it consistently just as Jesus did in his earthly ministry: We can try to love people as Jesus did. Let’s do that.

This week let’s love like Jesus loves and see what happens!


About the author: Tom Norvell is the author of “A Norvell Note” — Thoughts and reflections on God, life, people, and living as a follower of Jesus. He has ministered with followers of Jesus for four decades and loves Jesus, his family, and those seeking Jesus, passionately.