How Strong Are You? How much weight can you lift? That is relative. A glass of water does not weigh much, about 200 g or 7 oz, and is very easy to lift. However, the absolute weight is not always the only factor to consider. We must take into account how long should we lift or hold the object. If you hold a glass of water for a minute, it’s no problem. If you hold it for half an hour, your arm will hurt and if you try to hold it for more than an hour, probably you won’t be able to bear the weight. The weight is always the same, but time makes it feel heavier. The same happens in life. If you constantly carry your burdens, eventually you will feel them very heavy and you will not be able to move forward. The same way you have to release the glass of water to cease the pain and recover the use of your arm, you must release your life burdens to cease your pain, so you can continue your way forward. You may have to repeat this process more than once, so you can achieve your life goals. Jesus said: “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” Seek Jesus and give him your burdens, and you’ll see how light you run with Jesus, towards your goal.