Releasing Our Baggage

I shared a while back that I was overwhelmed in cleaning up a storage room at home.  I also shared how I was developing a plan to tackle the area.

Well, only part of my plan worked.  I stayed overwhelmed and made little progress.

Then circumstances tipped my hand.  While I had my eight-year-old nephew one weekend, we began to tackle the room.

I was amazed at how much we accomplished in a short time.   I also noticed, how freeing it was to go through everything and get rid of so many things I did not need or want any longer.

I had heard my mom and grandmother mention this in the past but did not see it until I actually began to make this change.

I still have some small things to go through, but it is much more manageable now.

There are times when we have to learn to let go, in order to be free and move forward.  This can relate to physical belongings, as well as emotional baggage.  Whether we need to have a spring cleaning, confess a sin, deal with a past trauma, confront an enemy, or a variety of other issues God is always there for us and will help us through.

We all have some type of baggage that we need to release.   As we begin a new year, what better time than to begin to release our baggage.

1 John 1:8-9 says, “If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

What baggage do you need to release?

 

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