On this first Monday of 2014 we are going to talk about excess baggage. First, let me explain to you what baggage is…
1. personal belongings packed in suitcases for traveling; luggage.
2. past experiences or long-held ideas regarded as burdens and impediments.
"the emotional baggage I'm hauling around"
Now, let us imagine that those suitcases holding the excess items we are carrying is our entire physical body, heart, soul and mind. Therefore, when that load becomes excess we have the tendency to break down just as an ordinary luggage would. A suitcase will pop if it is overstuffed with items. In addition to the breakdown and the wear and tear of the excessive loads on your luggage when you arrive at the airport you are charged an extra fee for that excessive baggage. The fee that we pay is on our physical bodies. It is called stress, hypertension, possible stroke, heart attack, trust issues, self-pity and after a while the need to give up on life because the load becomes too heavy to carry.
Have you ever arrived at the airport or hotel and you can’t find a concierge service or even a trolley to transport your luggage? You want to talk about disappointing; because you know without assistance you cannot transport that heavy luggage.
Well, there is good news for you today. First of all, we need to realize how to start to sort through our luggage and get rid of any unnecessary weight. Sometimes, we over pack and carry things on to another destination that really aren’t needed. Then, when we have gotten rid of unnecessary weight we can call up our heavenly Father to help us carry the load that we still have with us. Once we give HIM that load we will notice that our luggage has suddenly become lighter and more manageable because now we no longer have to try to carry unnecessary, shackled down items with us. We can give it all to God and He will carry us and the load.
God bless you in this New Year and may your load become God’s load. Don’t drag that baggage into someone else’s life. Instead, teach them how to make their load lighter too.
Love and Blessings ~ Lady Monica
Matthew 11:28-30 - Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”