At My Breaking Point

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It doesn’t matter how many Bible verses you know or how many Gospel songs you can sing, we all have a breaking point. 

It’s like putting hot water in a tea pot and sitting it on a stove eye. That water is going to boil and boil and boil until it reaches it’s peak. When it gets to the point it can’t take anymore heat it will blow the lid off and begin whistling. That loud whistle is similar to what we do when we just can’t take it anymore.

When we whistle we may want to punch a wall. When we whistle we may just scream. When we whistle, sometimes we may cuss, cry, smoke, and drink alcohol. Some of us even contemplate suicide. There’s only so much a person can take.

I was flying to Houston recently. When I got to the baggage counter at the airport they asked me to sit my suitcase on the scale. There was a sign that read ‘No Bags Over 50 lbs’. The lady beside me was told her suitcase would not be accepted because it was over the weight limit. I watched her open her suitcase and take a lot of her things out. She put those things in her carry-on bag, zipped her suitcase back up, and it then it was approved.
The reason they have a weight limit for luggage is because the plane has a weight capacity. Too much weight can cause a plane crash. I imagine a plane crash would kinda feel scary and hopeless. Almost exactly how we feel when we are at our capacity.

After you have cried, vented, and yelled at the world just calm down and take a few things out of your suitcase. Some of the things we carry are immediate concerns. They are like carry-ons. Keep them close to you and deal with their urgency. Everything else is like luggage you can sort out later.

God knows your desires but He also knows your capacity. It’s natural to get to a breaking point but stay focused. God won’t allow you to breach your limit. If He allowed it, He knows you can carry it. Get through the day by taking it one day at a time… one thing at a time. Worry about tomorrow… tomorrow.

Matthew 6:34

“So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.