Here’s a serious question to ask yourself. Not physical weight but emotional and mental weight. Being heavy is when there’s usually a drabby, negative, dark, overly critical nature. It’s when so much focus and emphasis are placed on what’s happening wrong rather than what’s right. This nature can bring about toxicity in relationships and can actually be a reason why we may walk alone without the companionship we desire.
Of course life throws curve balls. We face challenges, tests, trials, and tribulations. But to be heavy is to only discuss the bad, to only point out the flaws of others, to not take responsibility for our own actions, to play the victim, to think of God as a conspirator, and to constantly complain.
The Word tells us in Hebrews 12:1-2, “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
To lay aside weight is to put away or cast off. What weight are you carrying that God never called you to carry? What opinions are you giving about others concerning business that has nothing to do with you? Lay it all aside. It’s not worth being heavy. It’s not worth having baggage and trying to drag it into the lives of other people and get mad at them because they don’t want to deal with our heaviness. It’s not fair to them, nor is it their responsibility. Selah.