The trusty vacuum cleaner that I use is extremely heavy and as such, its design came with 2 "gears": the Neutral gear and the Turbo-charged gear.
When vacuuming, the neutral gear makes every movement of the vacuum heavy and I need to exert much force in order to move the machine. Laborious as it might be, it feels justifiable and productive because I felt that the more effort I put into labouring, the cleaner the room would be.
However, thats just it. Its a feeling. The moment I switch into the Turbo gear, the room gets vacuumed swiftly and effortlessly! Best part is, its just as clean if not cleaner!
This reminds me of how we are in Christ. In life, we often engage the Neutral gear and labor through life. We find it challenging to engage into the Turbo gear because that would be too easy and undeserving. We like to labor because it makes us feel in control. Yet, that is not the way God has designed us to be.
We are designed to live life resting in Christ, through Christ. He is our Turbo gear.
Now, therefore Rest in Him, in all His promises.
Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall according to the same example of disobedience. For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.