My 70+ pounds son just asked me to pick him up for a hug. As he wrapped his arms around my neck and his legs around my waist, I tugged furiously at my shirt, which rode up exposing my tummy. I said to him, “You’re almost too heavy for us to do this anymore.” To which he responded, “Remember when you used to carry me like this all the time? You always told me, ‘lean in’.”
When he was straight up or leaning backwards, I had to strain against gravity.
I told him to ‘lean in’ because it made his weight closer to my center of gravity. Essentially, it became easier to carry him.
God is constantly telling us ‘”lean in.”
When we lean in, we are learning.
When we lean in, we are relying on God.
When we lean in, we are stronger.
When we lean in, we get Godly council…because it comes from the sole source.
What does it mean to ‘lean in’ with God? It means we need to pray. We need to talk to God. We need to believe He’s for us. It means we need to learn the Word…we need to get in the Bible. It means we need to surround ourselves with God.
Rather than rely on ourselves, let’s rely on the Lord.
Let’s lean in so that the weight is more evenly distributed.
Let’s lean in to make bearing the load easier.
Let’s lean in.
“Trust the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.” ~Proverbs 3:5 (NIV)