Step One: Recognize that you are walking a little hunched over lately and your back is beginning to ache
Step Two: Notice this world of a problem (burden, worry, concern, etc.) sitting smack on your shoulders
Step Three: Try to manipulate it yourself. Talk to it, try to change it, try to lift it off or your shoulders.
Step Four: Realize that Step Three doesn’t work
Step Five: Remember that there is someone who can lift that burden
Step Six: Give God permission to enter into this situation. Invite Him in.
Step Seven: Give it to God, let God take over
Step Eight: Repeat Step Seven
Step Nine: Repeat Step Seven
Step Ten: Repeat Step Seven (it takes me a while to actually do Step Seven so it must be repeated several times)
Step Eleven: Feel the ‘weight of the world’ lifted off your shoulders
Step Twelve: Stand up straight once again
Step Thirteen: Say ‘Thanks’
Step Fourteen: Repeat Steps One through Thirteen…when you begin to walk hunched over again.