For a few very hard years this word was my mantra.
The word means
-undismayed; not discouraged; not forced to abandon purpose or effort
-undiminished in courage or valor; not giving way to fear
But the truth is, I was often dismayed by everything that had taken place, and I did battle discouragement. I battled fear and doubts. I hurt and was angry, and sometimes "undaunted" sounded more like a mockery than a mantra, and I was determined to be real about all of it in these posts, thus the name, Undaunted Reality. More than that, though, I was determined to live undaunted, not because I'm so great or strong, but because my God is, and no matter what this world looks like, He is the only reality that matters.
I pray I live the reality of Him beautifully undaunted.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Because Life is Not a Yoke

This morning I'm meditating on Matthew 11:28-10--Come unto me all you who are heavy-laiden and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.

Pretty straightforward stuff. If you are stressing, you are carrying the wrong yoke. Put it down. Give it to God. Take up what is only yours to carry and get some rest. But most folks stop with the head knowledge. The spirit knowledge then asks, "Daddy, what yoke am I dragging around that isn't mine? What do I need to put down? And the yoke that is mine, am I carrying it the right way? If not, show me what to carry and how to carry it so I am resting in you, living like Jesus, and being the blessing you created me to be."

Blessings to each of you to carry the right yoke and to carry your yoke right!

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