Today I was planning for a bible study I’m having next week, I was getting videos together and a lot of the ones i found were about baggage.
We have two choices when people say something that hurts us, we can either forgive them (
For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.) (Luke 6:29 If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn to them the other also. If someone takes your coat, do not withhold your shirt from them) Or you can take the words to heart and pick up some “baggage.”
Most of the time we chose to take the words to heart and pick up baggage, throughout our whole lives we usually just keep picking up more and more baggage, it gets heavier and heavier but we just keep going, we all usually try and hide our baggage because we’re ashamed of it.
But why do we keep our baggage? and keep picking up more and more? when most of us have heard the truth that God will take it from us (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.)
Plus why don’t we not forgive people? there is a wonderful feeling that happens when you forgive someone or let something go. I’ve heard it explained before “that not forgiving someone is like drinking poison and expecting someone else to die” When we don’t forgive someone or let something go it slowly eats away at you and it destroys you, but when you lets things go and give all your burdens to God you feel free and its wonderful.
Dara Maclean’s has a song called suitcases and it says “you can’t run when your holding suitcases” which is true, have you ever seen someone try to run with a suitcase? its rather amusing I must say, but its almost impossible to actually run when holding a suitcase. So if you have baggage you can’t run or be free. So be free put down your suitcases give them to God, He died so you could give him your burdens (John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life”.)