We’ve known to pick up a few bags from time to time. Have you noticed this from you?
Odds are, you did this morning.
You stepped over to the baggage carousel and loaded up. You grabbed some luggage somewhere between the first step on the floor and the last step out the door. You don’t remember doing so? That’s because you did it without thinking.
The suitcase of guilt. A sack of discontent. You drape a duffel bag of weariness on one shoulder and a hanging bag of grief on the other. Add a backpack of doubt, an overnight bag of loneliness, and a trunk of fear. Pretty soon, you’re pulling more stuff than you can handle. No wonder you’re so tired at the end of the day. It can be exhausting.
Have you ever considered the impact that excess baggage has on relationships?
For the sake of those you love, travel light.
For the sake of the God you serve, travel light.
For the sake of your own joy, travel light.
There are certain weights in life you cannot carry.
Surrender your burdens to God, Universe, a higher power.
When a dad sees his five-year-old son trying to drag the family trunk off the carousel, what does he say?
“Set it down, child. I’ll carry that one.”
What do you say we take God up on his offer? We might find ourselves traveling a little lighter.