Free your mind!

Yesterday morning, I had an interesting conversation with one of my co-workers.  He has multiple jobs, one of which ends literally minutes before he reports to work at UNC.  I inquired, “Don’t you get tired?”  He chuckled and replied, “No.”  Then, he said something that stuck with me the rest of the day: “I have more energy now than I did when I was in the military.  I guess it was mental.”  Simply stated, my co-worker had so much on mind, while in the military, that it made him tired.

I don’t know about you, but I know how detrimental a congested mind can be!  You can have so much on your mind that it can make you tired, aggravated, anxious, depressed, and irritable.  You can have so much on your mind that you feel as bound as Jesus was while lying in the tomb.  Peter’s discovery on Easter morning, however, is an empowering footnote from God: the linen wrappings and napkin that held Jesus had let Him go.  In other words, “no weapon turned against you will succeed” (Isaiah 54:17, New Living Translation).  God’s power can unravel the tangled web inside your mind, too.

This recharge is a simple reminder – you don’t have to carry the burden in your mind.  God can handle that exam, job interview, child, co-worker, or uncertainty that occupies your mind.  Just accept His invitation, and He’ll set you free: “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28, New Living Translation).

You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! (Isaiah 26:3, New Living Translation)