I have had a real struggle lately with drawing the line between severing and accepting others and being take advantage of.
 We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves.  Each of us should please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.  For even Christ did not please himself but, as it is written: "The insults of those who insult you have fallen on me."  For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.  May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus,  so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.
"The strongest persons are those most surrendered to God; the weakest persons are those most surrendered to themselves" (E. Stanley Jones).
A time of unrest and frustration has become part of my life the last few days. I want to put my foot down and say, "I am a person don't treat me this way". And yet when I look at the life of Christ--I must hang my head in failure.
Spiritual laziness can often cause human laziness. A laziness that causes us to drag our feet when it comes to being Christ like servants.
Weariness weighs on my bones--only because I have not surrendered to God in some areas. I have become weak walking in my own strength.
Time with God is a must. While I am with Him --He tells me who I am and fills me with His Spirit----my strength. Then with a positive attitude I am willing to serve others. I am willing to be "beaten" for His names sake.
I am willing to tote the burdens of the Lord, just as Jesus did. I don't notice that I am carrying a burden because Jesus said, Come to me all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest.
Burdens in my life don't often fall to the physical--but the mental. And then, because my mind is weary---my body likes to jump on the band wagon and agree, "Yes, we are so weary".
When weariness is caused by my own spiritual laziness-----I am more than hesitant to go to God with my burden. I guess you could say I am embarrassed to go to Him.
This morning I started doing something that God has been dealing with me about for awhile. Surrender. First thing in the morning before my feet even really get a chance to hit the floor and my mind starts running. I rolled out of bed and let my knees hit the floor.
I told God I wanted to be surrendered to Him today. I wanted to be obedient to Him. Also, I asked Him to fill me with His spirit and thanked Him for giving me the mind of Christ. I confessed my selfish actions and thanked Him for forgiving me. And then I got up and started my day.
The plan---to start my day this way everyday.
So will you help me out with my goal? Will you ask me every once in a while if I hit my knees that morning? Hold me accountable.