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Baggage: Moving On Without You

Few things in life are as tedious and cumbersome as moving, but if there is one thing that is definitively worse, it’s this: moving again! Whether you’ve moved twice in your life or a dozen times, what is the one constant every time you move again? You’ve got more stuff to move than last time!

If there is any wisdom that can be ascertained from moving again, it’s this. Don’t be afraid to throw stuff away! That box that you haven’t opened at any of the last three houses you lived in and in which you have no idea what’s inside probably doesn’t need to make the cut when you move again. It probably needs to just be taken to the dump. In fact, you can save some time by taking it to the dump today!

But we don’t want to do that, do we? Why? Because we like to hang on to stuff. We might need it. We don’t remember what’s inside that box–and even if we did, we probably wouldn’t remember how we got it–but still we might need it one day! And so we keep it. And we carry it with us from house to house to house. Besides, is it really hurting us that much? Does it really matter if we have one extra box–or ten extra boxes–in the attic, under the bed, in the closet, or stacked in the garage? Probably not, right?

But what happens when that extra baggage isn’t a box under the stairs, but a scar on our hearts? What happens when all that excess baggage isn’t filling empty spaces in our homes but rather empty spaces in our heads? What happens when we pack up the trauma of abuse, divorce, abandonment, betrayal, or disappointment and take it with us every time we move from one phase of life to the next? What happens when we pick up all that baggage and carry it with us everywhere we go?

Over the next few weeks, we’re going to be talking about the dangers of hanging on to the hurts and disappointments that we have accumulated through the years. Is it okay to hang on to them as long as they’re packed away? Do they really impact our day-to-day lives? And how exactly are we supposed to just let them go now when we haven’t been able to before now? That’s the idea behind Baggage, and our prayer for you is that you would learn to move on without it!

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Baggage: Moving On Without You
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