During the last general conference, I think a lot of us were inspired by Elder Bednar’s talk on burdens and what we should do with the “load” we each carry. I didn’t necessarily get out of this talk that I needed to “lighten” my load, but rather, I got that I just needed to make sure that the things that I was carrying are the things that will give me what he calls “spiritual traction.”
I know all of us have heavy burdens to bear, but I think that maybe a lot of us, or maybe – definitely – me, try to put things into our loads that we don’t really have to or need to be carrying. As I listened to his talk I actually felt lighter as I mentally unloaded some items off my to-do list and out of my load and loaded up some items that were more my current focus.
I don’t think we ever completely unload ourselves in this life, but I know that as we load up with things we’re supposed to be focusing on we can have that spiritual traction and never get stuck in the difficulties of life. And no matter how heavy our load is, we can ask the Savior to carry it for us.
Love Elder Bednar’s message!