Storytime: I was at the airport this weekend with my luggage with the swivel wheels. While walking through the airport, trying to get to my destination I tried to pull the luggage from behind me like my prior luggage without swivel wheels. It felt like my luggage was much heavier when I tried to pull it vs. using it how it was designed to be used.
So, I checked in my luggage with the attendant and felt so free from having so much baggage with me!
I thought about this and realized this is what happens when we carry baggage that should be released. The extra baggage feels like it weighs us down physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Extra baggage can be unnecessary stress, failure to release people or things from your life. Everyone’s extra baggage can look different depending on our personal life experiences.
So there’s no reason to carry all of that weight around with us – when there is probably nothing we can do about it anyway. The Bible tells us we can cast our cares on him because he careth for us. Allow Jesus to lead and for the Holy Spirit to walk with us with ease.
How do you release your baggage to God?
I’m glad you asked. I acknowledge any issue that I’m dealing with and bring it to God in prayer. Once I bring it to God, I give him free rein to handle it and intervene on my behalf. That means I no longer try to fix it myself. 😯
Try it the next time you feel weighed down by the cares of this world!
Be blessed! Release all your baggage to Jesus!
“Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” 1 Peter 5:7 KJV