Got Luggage?

Psalm 55:22

Give your burdens to the Lord, and He will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall.
So, you are standing at the terminal looking for your luggage.  You know what your baggage looks like, you can identify it right as soon as it comes around on the revolving circle.  You pick it up and lug it with you, wondering why you brought so much stuff.  Why is it so heavy?  You can’t set it down anywhere for fear of someone taking it, so you just keep dragging it around with you.  Now, that’s life as we know it let’s look at the spiritual side of luggage….
We all come from different walks of life and as we meander through this world we pick things up.  We carry with us past hurts and memories.  We place in our suitcases survival things just in case something goes wrong.  We know that if any situation all it gets too tough we will just take our luggage and run as fast as we can in the other direction.  What about all the unnecessary things we take with us, like self-blame, insecurities, doubts and fears?
When we come to know Jesus we should be letting go of all of these things, however, we often choose to still hold onto some things just in case it something goes wrong.  We try to hide our real feelings in the suitcases and put a smile on pretending we are letting go when in reality we cling to our baggage because we are afraid God will not provide or He will take our most valuable things away from us.  If we are turning our lives over to God then we should be able to fully trust in His provision, right?
Well, it’s not always that easy.  It took me three years to finally set my baggage down and walk away from it knowing in my heart of hearts that God was and would always provide for my every need. Are you ready to let your luggage loose?  Can you feel yourself wanting to walk away from the fears, pains and injuries from the past?  I found that when I was finally able to let go I could clearly keep my eyes on Jesus and not have to watch my luggage any more.  I did not have to worry about what was around the next corner or where my provision would come from.  I could focus on the next steps God had for me because I no longer lived in fear of losing my luggage.
Maybe it is time for you to come to terms with what you are carrying around. Are you willing to give your luggage to Jesus?
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