Soul Peaceful: Let Go

Monday, June 29, 2020

Let Go

Are you full of it? Are you dragging around bitter, broken, and belittling baggage? If so, it's time to let go.
  • Psalm 51:3 calls this baggage, the sin that is always before us
  • Ephesians 4:22 calls this baggage, the old man that is corrupt and deceitful
  • Hebrews 12:1 calls this baggage, the sin that easily entangles us
How far will you carry your baggage this time? Will you carry it a few more days, weeks, months? What pleasure do you gain from carrying your baggage around? It hurts but you haul it like a prized possession. Too many of God’s children have gotten comfortable lugging useless baggage that is slowing us down from doing His will.

There are occasions when it is okay to carry a load or two: taking on the weakness of those without strength, and bearing your own and other's burdens to fulfill the law of Christ (Galatians 6:2,5; Romans 15:1). Yet, when you become emotionally drained, verbally ridiculed, socially isolated, and negatively influenced all because of baggage, it’s time to let go.

Let Go of the harmful effects of baggage which tear at your soul;  Let Go of the hateful sounds of baggage which ridicule and persecute you; Let Go of the hazardous feelings of baggage that make you angry and bitter; Let Go of the hurtful homes of baggage which leave you isolated and alone.

Baggage is not meant to be held onto at all times. Airplanes even give carry on baggage its own designated spot: OVERHEAD, OUT OF SIGHT and OUT OF YOUR WAY.

Today, let's practice letting go of baggage with these three breath steps.

1. Get your baggage overhead. Give it to the Father. Lift it up above your head in prayer and leave it there. God’s safety carriage—Jesus—is sturdy and strong enough to handle it. (Psalm 55:22, Psalm 103:11-12)

2. Get your baggage out of sight. Release it from your sight and mind so that you do not constantly think about it. This may include issues, as well as people. (Psalm 25:15, Psalm 101:3)

3. Get your baggage out of your way. When you’re not hauling it, your walk is smoother. Baggage is a stumbling block to growth, so move it out of your path. (Isaiah 26:7, Matthew 16:23)

If what you have been holding on to is more damaging than helpful, Let Go. If your spiritual walk has slowed, staggered, or stopped, Let Go so you can find peace for your soul. 

Until next time my dears...

Be Soul Peaceful,

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