and burdens -
is when we realize that we're not here merely for ourselves, but for something greater...
that who God is and what He has shared with us can either be shut up inside of us or shared with others and multiplied.
Feel inadequate in doing this? You are not alone.
Even greater a gift -
and burden -
is how your response can affect others.
You can either by example give others inspiration to jump in and seize their purpose as God intends, or give others permission for something lesser than that, too.
God has called us to be people of prayer...
to reach new people for Jesus...
to develop each other into maturity.
Perhaps you don't consciously reject that, but are you rejecting that with your actions?
Are you praying, reaching new people, and developing others?
And - how are your actions (or lack of them) an example?
"You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet." (Matthew 5:13)