Here's a word I do not use often, "onerous," yet I have experienced it many times. It means burdensome, oppressive, wearisome, heavy or weighty. I have certainly felt weighty with tasks in ministry, parenting, counseling even in the more ordinary things of life, like spring cleaning, laundry, meal preparation, entertaining and other things like that.
"There are many burned-out Christians who think more is always better, who deem it unspiritual to say no." (118) Learning to say a healthy "no" has not been easy for me. There are many valid concerns and worthy activities that need to be accomplished that God has not assigned to me. Knowing God will "never lead (me) to do something without equipping (me) for the task" is a comfort and a caution.
Comfort - He will equip me to do the task He's assigned to me.
Caution - What I'm equipped for is limited to tasks He's assigned.
Being equip for one task does not necessarily equip me for EVERY task! Even fairly simple things can be very "onerous" when God's Power is not in it...or in me to do it!
Longing to be Onerous free...dmc