I recall an afternoon early in my ministry when the invitation of Jesus to the weary became the invitation of Jesus to Max. I was supposed to be studying, but I could not concentrate. I thought that I had to fix everyone’s problems, shoulder everyone’s burdens, and never grow weary in doing so. After some moments I bowed my head and sighed and this scripture came to mind: “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28 NASB).
It was the pronoun me that got me. I had been turning to everyone and everything but him. Now why did that verse come to mind? Simple. The Holy Spirit, my teacher, reminded me. And the Spirit of Christ will do this for you, my friend.