The Slavery of Striving

The Slavery of Striving

October 24, 2014

“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” Galatians 5:1 (NIV)

Angela Parlin

“Why are you doing all these things?” she asked me over iced tea.

Her boldness startled me. Sure, I had just filled my friend’s ears with my true feelings about the craziness of my life. But I figured I was only doing what everyone else was doing. All the things I had to do.

She could see I was drowning in all sorts of good activities that were taking the joy out of motherhood. I woke up daily with knots in my stomach and struggled through days as a homeschooling mom, shadowed by four little people. I was a hurried, overwhelmed mom who wished life could somehow be different.

To my friend, it was simple. What if you just did less?

I objected immediately. I was already convinced I should have been doing so much more — and performing so much better. But as I considered her question, my yoke became obvious. I realized that in my striving, I was living under a yoke of slavery. I was missing the freedom Jesus came to earth to give me.

In Galatians 5, Paul reminds the believers that Christ came to set us free from the yoke of the Law. Or in other words, freedom from having to follow all the rules perfectly.

Obeying the Law without error was impossible. But before Jesus came, this was how followers of God had to live. Then Jesus removed this heavy burden and provided freedom through His sacrifice on the cross.

Yet, just as freed slaves sometimes ran back to their old masters, the first followers of Jesus were easily deceived into living under the Law again. Slavery was all they knew.

The Apostle Paul knew it would take effort to walk the new way of freedom, to walk in the truth. In our key verse, Paul challenged the church: Stand firm, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by this yoke.

In many ways, my striving resembled theirs. Sure, I wasn’t technically a slave and I didn’t have to worry about keeping the Law. And in my head, I knew I didn’t need to prove my worth to God. But I found myself trying to prove my significance in some way. I lived under imaginary laws and unwritten expectations.

I didn’t even know what those laws were, just that I was bent on keeping or exceeding them. Because I needed to. Or so I thought.

My friend’s direct question that day helped reveal to me I was indeed living under a yoke. I desperately felt the need to prove myself as a mom. I reflected long on that realization and continued to ask why.

Because of Jesus, I don’t need to prove myself anymore. Jesus is enough. His grace alone is sufficient. When God looks at me, He sees His Son. He sees that I am His and He is mine. The more I grasp this truth, the more I’m changed.

Do you know that weight of expectation too? Today the Word of God has good news. Instead of striving, we can rest confidently, standing firm in our freedom, our gift from Jesus.

Stand firm, friends.

Lord, help me live my days centered in this freedom You’ve given me. You did not die for me to remain a slave to perceived expectations or anything else. Thank You for breaking the bars of this yoke. Help me walk as a free woman. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

TRUTH FOR TODAY:

Leviticus 26:13, “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt so that you would no longer be slaves to the Egyptians; I broke the bars of your yoke and enabled you to walk with heads held high.” (NIV)

Romans 6:19, “Because of the weakness of your human nature, I am using the illustration of slavery to help you understand all this. Previously, you let yourselves be slaves to impurity and lawlessness, which led ever deeper into sin. Now you must give yourselves to be slaves to righteous living so that you will become holy.” (NLT)

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REFLECT AND RESPOND:
Think about the whys behind all you do in a typical week. Are you striving to meet unrealistic expectations and then stressed because of them? How are you burdened by a heavy yoke of slavery?

Ask God to help you discern where you need to do less and to enable you to walk in freedom.

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  1. Wonderful devotion! So needed on a Friday!

  2. Laura, this was very timely. Thank you. #HappyFreedomFriday

  3. Thank you for this devotion. I struggle with this big time as a new mom to both my own bio son and a step daughter. Expectations come esp because I am inexperienced working with kids. I’ve never really done it. Thanks for this reminder today.

  4. What an awesome reminder! I also find myself living under the stress of perceived expectations and demands. Thank you for this!

  5. Alfonso Froehlich says:

    The messages keep bringing me closer to The Lord. Finally the burden and worries I cast onto you My Lord. Thank you Jesus. Thank you Jesus. I Praise You for all that You do. You are Great. God Bless all.

  6. Thank you for this much needed reminder. I don’t have to prove myself to anyone. So grateful for God’s gift of Grace!

  7. Beautiful and timely.This is an area I struggle in and todays message with the scriptures is refreshing.Staying in His perfect will.
    Thank You

  8. Today’s devotion spoke volumes to me and opened my eyes. Thank you!

  9. Maria Lucena says:

    This website has changed. There’s a yellow line across the scripture
    And you can’t read it, it’s blocked. When you first open the devotions
    There’s words coming down the middle that also block the scriptures.
    This is frustrating. Thank you God bless

    • Maria, I am reading this devotion on my lap-top and do not see any of the problems you are describing. Could it be something caused by your computer or phone? I am no expert, just saying I am not having those problems. Hope you can figure it out and have a good day.

    • Maria, I am so sorry that happened. Saying a prayer for you, and hoping you are able to read it another way! God bless you!

  10. Thank you for the reminder! It came to my mind Jesus’s invitation in
    Matthew 11:28-30 (Amplified) ” Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls. Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am gentle meek and humble lowly in heart, and you will find rest relief and ease and refreshment and recreation and blessed quiet for your souls. For My yoke is wholesome useful, good—not harsh, hard, sharp, or pressing, but comfortable, gracious, and pleasant, and My burden is light and easy to be borne.”

  11. Love this post Angela and can so relate! In fact, I went through a long period where several friends asked me this same question and it took me forever to see they were right. I thought I was just being a good mom, a good church member, a good volunteer and was just in a ‘busy period’ of life. Once I finally realized I was the only one making myself crazy with stress and busyness, it took me a while to even figure out how to unwind my life. But once I began to make changes, and I remembered what joy felt like. So grateful to God for showing me how to live a simpler life. Jesus is truly enough.

    • Yes, Tracy. Thank you for sharing this piece of your story! I totally understand. I was “just trying to be a ‘good’ Mom”! So glad you have found your joy again. God is GOOD!

  12. Angela, I loved your devotion today. It spoke to other areas of my life where I now realize I’m carrying a yoke I don’t need. Thank you.

    Christy

  13. Thank you for sharing your heart about striving. I am all too familiar with this burden. One thing I wanted to share is that prior to Christ’s shed blood, people did not have to keep the law for salvation. No one has been born being able to keep the law. Just as today, there are men who walk and seek to be ‘holy as He is holy’, there were men throughout history, i.e. Noah, Abraham, David, who sought the LORD and believed Him. That was their true righteousness. They looked forward to the coming of the one who would redeem. We look back to the One who redeemed. It has always been by grace. Grace isn’t a new thing. The sacrificial system is the burden that has been removed. It was instituted as a temporary provision for the remission of sins until the fullness of time came and the final payment for sin by Jesus was made. That was such a revelation to me. I always thought the same way, that prior to Jesus, people had to keep the law for salvation. But, when you read through Hebrews 11 and look at who was considered “the righteous”, you see a bunch of misfits who believed God and it was accounted to them as righteousness. David was a murderer, Jacob lied, Rahab was a harlot, and the list goes on and on. Salvation has always been a gift. Look at the Passover Lamb. The commandments given at Sinai (to show us how to live) were given after the blood of the Passover Lamb had delivered them from slavery. Salvation is only through the shedding of blood. HalleluYah!
    Thank you for sharing this wonderful encouragement. I have struggled with striving and daily have to remind myself that freedom is what was purchased for me.

    • Melissa, I sincerely thank you for your comment and explanation! I will admit this is a hard concept to wrap my head all the way around. 🙂 Will come back to reread this!

  14. Wow, this hit me like a train square in the chest this morning. I am a homeschooling mom of 4 and wake up every day with my stomach in knots. I can feel my heart beat pounding in my chest as the day wares on and often feel myself drowning in what I see as failure. Can you share with me some insights as to how you have gone about finding and living in that freedom while continuing to be a homeschooling mom of 4.

    God has ordained my reading of this devotion this morning, thank you for sharing.
    Blessings,
    Cindy 🙂

    • Cindy, I too am a homeschooling Mom of 4, and I understand those feelings more than might guess. I’m saying a prayer for you right now…I pray regularly for eyes to see the truth of what God has for me to do–and for the strength to do only that, as if I’m doing it all FOR HIM. I look too often to what people around me are doing. Let’s be honest, sometimes I combine what everyone is doing and it becomes this overwhelming list of all I’m not able to keep up with. How defeating! Whenever I realize I’ve started down the road of “trying to keep up”, I try to stop, take a step back from my list and all the things…and remember what this is all about, who we’re doing it for, etc. Sometimes I need to pray for clarity and speak with a mentor to determine what I should be doing. Which is a hard question for homeschooling moms, because we have to determine all of that for our family. Right? Please feel free to visit my blog. I’ve written a couple times about homeschooling and some of the challenges…and hope to write on this more in the near future. For now, I’m standing there with you! Praying for your freedom in this area!

  15. I was @ the CTCA on yesterday when one of the nurses whispered in my ear to go online and read Proverbs 31 women’s daily devotion. I’m so grateful to this nurse. She doesn’t realize how she has blessed me. I just read your story and I feel blessed by you, and I know that God is blessing u and your family right now . Thanks so much!

  16. Such powerful, life changing words here today, Angela. I have struggled with this in several areas of my life, and it’s so freeing to know that there’s nothing I can do to make God love me any more or less. Thank you for sharing this truth today.

  17. Oh, I so hear your heart about having the 4 little ones follow you . . . I had five and the stress that being perfect, because wasn’t everyone else, mentality. Thankful for His grace, I was able to teach the younger children more of it than the older ones. Thankful for His grace in my life that He is the only One that is perfect. Walking today, allowing Him to perfect me. Thank you for sharing.

  18. I was once caught up in doing and it did steal my joy. I was trying to do too many things and it drove me crazy but I didn’t even realize that it was from all the doing. I’m thankful that Jesus came to set me free and I need to remember this free gift. Thank you Jesus. Thanks for sharing this because I think a lot of us fall into the trap of overwhelm simply from doing too much.

  19. I can’t even put into words how this spoke to me today. I have been so busy with all the things that “have to be done” that I have neglected the intimate presence of my Father and therefore forfeited the freedom that comes from being in that Presence. Thank you for reminding me that I don’t need to prove anything to anyone, the loving, approval of my Father is all I need, the affirming embrace of my Savior is more than enough, the confident peace of the Holy Spirit gives me strength to accomplish the things that really do “have to be done” and ALL of these are MINE!!!!!

  20. This really resonated with me today. I feel like I am trying to prove myself all the time. Not to my husband, who is amazing and never gives me expectations, but to myself and others watching. I am always judging myself harshly and feeling like a failure. God wants me to do my best with what he has entrusted me with– my unique gifts, husband and my 4 kids– and nothing more. I am enough. Thank you P31 for your ministry, it blesses me every day.

    • So glad I read this today! Just last night I was talking with my husband about how I could do MORE to make more money in a business I own and actually kind of bemoaning the fact that God has given me a unique gift and talent that doesn’t make “a lot of money like a job in a corporate world”. So silly I guess but I have such high expectations for myself and always seem to want to run other people’s races. God built me and created me to be who I am and that doesn’t include being a slave. I will rest in Him and enjoy life a little slower (with His help)!

  21. The Holy Spirit spoke through you directly to me today sister! Thank you for being the willing messenger of His love and my freedom!

  22. Good Morning to our fellow readers….To Maria..as well..my computer is not having any of these issues that your is..you might want to do a reply to this site & explain to
    them the problem you are having & hopefully they can help you out…

    This devotion this morning actually reminds me of my last job i just left of 18 yrs. in fast food; i had that same feeling many many mornings..knots..stressed..you name it
    always worried & on guard for what they would have issues with until one day..God
    said enough..time to go..so i did..& I RETIRED..!!!..workwise..the best gift i ever took
    for myself….he was right..it has taken me 6 months to de-stress & i finally have..
    what a great feeling…i really loved my job a lot & most of all i loved my customers..
    i was a manager, but for the last yr. or so..it started to take it’s toll..& what used to be fun..was stress…i love serving the public..love it…but it was time to go..so i went..&
    now i am happy..& relaxed & even some of my customers who see me when we are out running errands remark..wow…you look so happy..what a great feeling…
    thank you guys for listening…your devotion for me today was right on..now i can look
    back & say…wow..that was me…..have a blessed day everyone…..

  23. This is exactly what i needed. I have 3 little ones under 5 years. I’ve been running without a break and now I’m exhausted and joyless.
    Thanks. Now i know i nèed to let go and rest.

  24. Cheryl Gilchrist says:

    Thank you, Angela! I’m struggling with this very thing. I’m not a young mom – I’m blissfully 69 years young. I have filled my plate to overflowing with doing things ‘for God’ but I’m not feeling the presence ‘of God’. Your devotional has shown me that I in order to hear God I need to quiet my life a whole lot more. Time to revamp and reorganize! Thank you, from the heart!!!

  25. Leslie Reynolds says:

    Wonderful devotion! As a mom, I feel I am always striving for the expectations in my mind to make “my world” perfect! I think every mom can relate at some point in motherhood. Thank you for the reminder that in Christ, we are released from the bondage of striving.

  26. My incredible husband, Ron Smith and I sometimes askourselves why we hadn’t moved to Eden Supportive Living Champaign. We do realize that God obviously wanted to test us in how much we trust in what He does for us. No matter what the case has been, this wait was well worth the patience and determination.
    Now that the wait has paid off, we are loving the experiences that we’ve been having here. We ♥ all the incredible friends God has placed in our path. God obviously knew exactly what He was doing when He sent us to this wonderful building.
    “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” Galatians 5:1 (NIV)
    Wow! What a very powerful verse! Christ has set us free because He paved the way for our freedom by giving up His own life on Calvary’s Cross. We should stand fully rooted to God’s truth without allowing anything to pull us away from what we know is the truth.
    “Because of Jesus, I don’t need to prove myself anymore. Jesus is enough. His grace alone is sufficient. When God looks at me, He sees His Son. He sees that I am His and He is mine. The more I grasp this truth, the more I’m changed.”
    Wow! What a very powerful thing to remember! We don’t have to prove ourselves to anybody anymore. We belong to Jesus, and He is in us. We are His, and that’s all that really matters.
    “Lord, help me live my days centered in this freedom You’ve given me. You did not die for me to remain a slave to perceived expectations or anything else. Thank You for breaking the bars of this yoke. Help me walk as a free woman. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”~Angela Parlin
    Wow! What a very powerful prayer to pray! God always wants us to remember that we are important and special in absolutely every way to Him. He is always trying to demonstrate just how special we are.
    Leviticus 26:13, “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt so that you would no longer be slaves to the Egyptians; I broke the bars of your yoke and enabled you to walk with heads held high.” (NIV)
    Wow! What a powerful verse! God is reminding the Jewish people that He brought them out of Egypt, where they were once prisoners. He’s letting them know that they don’t have to go back to that life.
    Romans 6:19, “Because of the weakness of your human nature, I am using the illustration of slavery to help you understand all this. Previously, you let yourselves be slaves to impurity and lawlessness, which led ever deeper into sin. Now you must give yourselves to be slaves to righteous living so that you will become holy.” (NLT)
    Wow! In this verse, the analogy of slavery isn’t talking about being physical slaves. Nevertheless, God is reminding us that we’re not supposed to be in bondage to the things that the enemy.

  27. This is a very interesting article in light of the conference I attended last night … Unveiled 2014 – Grace Church, Eden Prairie, MN – Missions Fest 2014. This year’s emphasis is on reaching the Muslim for Jesus. We are hearing from many MMB (Muslim Background Believer – now sold out Christians) people of varying background from all over the world … women, men, scholars, government officials, teachers, missionaries, pastors. The THEME is exactly what you have described … Freedom from law (religion, lifestyle, community, structure) that is OTHER THAN the abundant life that Jesus has given to us by HIS death in grace. Do you know that a Muslim experiences just what you did on a much more violent, dangerous, dark spiritual level? Do you know that they feel just what you felt when they are exposed to the light and freedom that Jesus brings. Your example of Paul being set free from a yoke of slavery is likely much more akin to what a Muslim experiences than even what you have described.
    We are all under a yoke of slavery before finding Jesus. Sometimes we take it back after finding Him. Our sanctification to freedom is a daily trusting and living in His joy! Thank you for this article.

  28. Thank you for sharing this! It is right on, and it goes right along with what we talked about at MOPS this Monday.

  29. BUT don’t forget:
    James 2:26 – For even as the body without the spirit is dead; so also faith without works is dead.

  30. Brenda Jordan says:

    I am a slave to everyone elses’ expectations of me. I am always bumping into myself striving to accomplish more and more; knowing some will not appreciate those things I do. Stress does not even come close to describing how I feel at times. Loved your take on this issue.

  31. thank you this was wonderful!

    Margo
    God Bless you and yor family1

  32. Thank you for sharing. I am in awe at how simple yet effective the word of God can reshape the mind. This was a wonderful story to remind us not to get to caught up in the numbers or expectations. God is all we need. Thanks again.

  33. Carol Wineland says:

    Thank-You for this! I am taking care of my 84 and 86 Year old Parents. I love them dearly but I am just about wearing myself out and now I understand what you were saying. Thank-You, it gives me alot to think about about. God Bless You!

  34. This is very true. We strive to be “perfect” and do it all. We get lost in doing it all and miss the shear joy of living. Lately, I have been evaluating the way I do things and have always done them. Sometimes, I wonder why I did this or that a particular way and realize it was because I felt it had to be done that way. My new motto is “slow down, simplify, and enjoy.” God wants us to be happy. Just as Mary sat and listened to Jesus, while Martha made ready.

  35. Beautifully written and beautiful truth Angela. Thank you for sharing this awesome message. It makes me feel rested just reading it, knowing I need only to rest in Him.

  36. This devotional is so enlightening because this is my day day.. a fulltime working mom who does so much for the family to make sure my home husband a f children are taken care of.. it really does get overwhelming.. But I thank you for the scripture I can read and meditate on…

  37. This is so enlightening to me. It’s me to the t! And I’ve been struggling with trying to figure out my stress and now in thinking back I realize this is what God has been trying to tell me and I kept trying to convince myself of why I needed to continue to “get this or that” done. Thank u so much. Now I realize I am good enough for God.

  38. Dawn Young says:

    Thank you for this devotion. This is very timely for me. Perceived expectations. They have taken me to a breaking point. Taking a vacation break has given me a new perspective on daily activities. Being a mom, wife and a caregiver to parents has been very taxing . At the same time a lot of great things have happened that would not have happened if we hadn’t taken on the task of caregivers. God has been faithful and has carried us through. Here are a few of my post-it notes that help encourage me. God loves us too much to leave us as we are. (He is growing us, which makes me me squeamish at times.) -Don’t be overwhelmed, be challenged. -Kay Arthur

  39. pam konigsberg says:

    I suspect that others like me could read this reminder daily for a long time before it is truly ours to immediately implement,yet is the greatest lesson from Romans for today.

  40. Love this Angela. Such a word that we all need.

  41. Beautifully written and thought provoking!

  42. Amy Stewart says:

    Angela,
    As a Sister in Christ a little behind you on this Compel journey, I celebrate with you today. Praising our Lord for using you this day to touch the lives of women across this world. Praise be to our LORD & Savior, how exciting to see you exercising this great gift He has entrusted to you!

  43. Cindy Costello says:

    Thank you for this article. I really needed it!

  44. Thanks for this great devo. Our culture/the world constantly sends us the message that “more is better”. It seems to be so easy for us to be more “Marthas” than”Marys” so we push ourselves to do and be more to the point that there is little joy in our lives. This message also leads us to more discontent than thanks for all our blessings. Often, we need to evaluate our activities and prayerfully choose our “best yes” and release the others.

  45. “And in my head, I knew I didn’t need to prove my worth to God. But I found myself trying to prove my significance in some way. I lived under imaginary laws and unwritten expectations”. This is me. Along with learning more about God, in the counseling my husband and I go to we are about to get to address my needs for perfection…and proving my worth…my core beliefs about myself are a mess…it’s the way I was raised…, when inside I know I’m worthy because God tells me I am, but why do I have trouble believing it? Jesus, help me to believe through my unbelief. Let my eyes and ears be open to when you are pouring into me, filling me with your word and your truths when I am weak so that I am strong in you! (Sometimes I feel inadequate in prayer lingo in comparison to others, but I feel like God knows my heart and knows what I’m trying to say!) Thank you Proverbs31!

  46. This is something I have battled my entire life, trying to meet standards and expectations that others have of me, as a mum of 4, as a pastors wife, and in my relationship with God. I feel as though all I’m doing is failing to meet the expectations of others and also of some kind of standard for being a Christian ( although in my head I know there isn’t one).
    I’m so lost at the moment, and have lost all motivation to spend time with God who I feel like I fail constantly. It’s too easy to compare myself to strong women of God around me and see my weakness.
    I try to remind myself that there is no set of rules to follow and that God doesn’t evaluate our performance and subsequently give us a pass or fail, but it’s so hard. Following a recent change in churches over the summer I’ve found myself without friends and missing that immensely. My husband is fantastic but it’s still good to have other friends too.
    So thank you for this devotion, it’s good to be reminded that life isn’t about striving, or meeting some invisible impossible standard.
    “Because of Jesus I don’t need to prove myself anymore.Because of Him, I am enough”
    I needed this. Thank you

  47. Dear Kim and Danii, you are unique and wonderful creations designed by the creator of the universe. God knew you before you were born and loves you so much. He loves you so much He gave His precious Son, Jesus, to die on a cross to save you. As believers, when He looks at you, He sees Jesus covering all our failings and shortcomings. You are of infinite worth to Him. When we base our value on the standards of the world, we will always fall short. When we listen to satan’s lies about our worth, we will be misled and deceived. Self-imposed standards of perfection leave us in bondage to shoulds, must be be or do. That is like living under the old Mosaic laws. Jesus paid the price for everything for all time. Freedom comes through that sacrifice. God looks at us through grace not condemnation. I pray for your release from the strongholds of the past because through the eyes of Jesus, your past is gone. He makes all things new. Rest in peace knowing how much God loves you and that even as believers, we are all a work in progress being conformed to be like Him.

    • Deborah,
      Thank you so much for this. Posting a comment here was the first time I’ve been honest about how I’m feeling. Thank you for your encouragement and your care x

  48. Cheryl Van Herk says:

    Yes! None of us could be justified by keeping the Law, only Yeshua/Jesus is the perfect, sinless, holy one of Father God…he did it all for us…

    As a home schooling mum of 15 years now, I have had many days where simply remembering this truth was my life- line.

    I have a question though…did Yeshua set us free from the yoke of sin or the Law? Is the Law sin?

    I had an epiphany yesterday…The difference between Jews that believed in Yeshua and the Jews who did not – was that they(the unbelieving Jews) thought they were justified by keeping the law. The believing Jews knew they were justified by faith in Yeshua, but they still kept the law, because not to keep the law, was sin.

    I have a feeling that the belief that one was justified by keeping the Law is the yoke that was referred to in Galations 5:1 and also Acts 15:10…

    Many say we are free from the Law and that it was abolished. My question is this, “So because Yeshua died for our sins, are we free now to sin because the Law is abolished?”

    That sounds crazy right?

    You say:

    “In Galatians 5, Paul reminds the believers that Christ came to set us free from the yoke of the Law. Or in other words, freedom from having to follow all the rules perfectly.”

    But later you add:

    Romans 6:19, “Because of the weakness of your human nature, I am using the illustration of slavery to help you understand all this. Previously, you let yourselves be slaves to impurity and lawlessness, which led ever deeper into sin. Now you must give yourselves to be slaves to righteous living so that you will become holy.” (NLT)

    Do you see the contradiction?

    Remember Hebrews 8 where the writer speaks of the new covenant that the Yahweh (LORD) would make…He said, “I will put my laws in their hearts…” Those are not new laws, but simply the ones that already existed…taken from tablets of stone and put into hearts of flesh by Holy Spirit.

    Pretty awesome!!

  49. Thank You for sharing 🙂 just lost the love of my life a few months ago. Truly grateful:-) ♥♥♥ +++

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