I love going on vacation. Have you ever been so excited about a trip that you pack too much to take along with you? You get carried away with too many changes of clothing, too many pairs of shoes, accessories to go with each outfit (I’m talking to the ladies now) and before you know it, you have over packed. You have way too much baggage, and it’s exhausting. You can barely roll it in to the ticket counter at the airport. Your excessive amount of baggage is heavy, burdensome and you can’t wait until it is checked in so you can be free from the weight of it all. Not only that, but you have to pay a fee to carry the extra baggage!
Has anyone ever hurt you? We’ve all been hurt. If you find yourself counting the times you’ve been hurt by someone or holding on to the offenses, it’s a lot like carrying around heavy baggage isn’t it? Don’t you think it’s time you check it in at God’s ticket counter and get freedom from the weight of all you are holding onto? Stop paying the price for carrying around the extra weight of what people have done or said to you! Is it really worth the price you pay to hold a grudge anyway? Freedom is so much better! The people who hurt us move on, don’t you think we should move on too? Some of us build a wall, so no one can get through, but the reality is nothing will change if we keep doing the same thing. What if you could let go of all the things you are holding on to? You would probably feel light, free and enjoy your life a lot more! We allow hurts and offenses to consume us. We can’t see past the hurt. The truth is when we focus on ourselves, there is nothing for us to give out. It’s like we are sitting on the front row of an amazing concert, but we can’t see the show! God has something bigger than our minds can imagine, but we must let go. Let go and watch your life unfold. God wants more than anything, for you and me to be free and enjoy life!
“No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it,but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead.” Philippians 3:13
God wants to do a new thing in you today. Ask Him to set you free from the baggage that you’ve been lugging around lately. Choose to let it go today. Give it to God! Check in the heavy stuff with God… let him carry it. Step into a life free from offenses, free from the wounds of the past, and filled with joy!
“Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.” 1 Peter 5:7
“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” Isaiah 43:18-19
Check out the song entitled, “Let Go,” by Abandon Control on iTunes.