Tonight I’d like to pose a question and hope that some of you will respond with your comments.
How do you know if the pressure, the burden you’re feeling is of God or of mankind?
As a Believer I often struggle with this issue. Soaking up everyone’s tension around me and making it my own. I’ve labeled this under “compassion” and “understanding”. Tonight though I wonder…
Is it compassion or a lack of boundaries? Am I being more spaghetti like than waffle like? (There’s a book titled something like, Men are like Waffles, Women are like Spaghetti.)
Is it understanding or a desire to “please” the other person?
Am I willing to carry someone’s burden an extra mile to show Christ or to prove myself a team player?