My granny and her neighbor walked downtown together every morning. It was their daily treat after they finished all their housework. Gradually over the years, Mrs. Jones got so she would lean on Granny for support. She was what you might call a rather substantial woman and as she aged, she placed her weight on my granny. Meanwhile, Granny was aging and weakening. She could no longer hold up Mrs. Jones. Granny had to call of those daily walks because Mrs. Jones leaned a little too hard.
Are you the holder up of a leaner? It’s okay for a while, until your strength too is gone. Is your leaner a physical one or a borrowing money one? A spiritual one or a mental one?
There is a time to be a leaned on, but at some point, a leaner has to stand on their own two feet. Think of a fifty-year-old still living at home, not paying rent or helping around the house, yet eating you out of house and home. Time to stop the leaning for sure.
At some point we are all responsible to stand on our own two feet and if we need any leaning, let it be on God.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. (Proverbs 3:5-6)