Daily Reflections

Ditch the Baggage

May 6, 2021 Mary Kassian

Let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us. —Hebrews 12:1

Overloading an airplane is extremely dangerous! If a plane carries more weight than it’s designed for, it won’t get enough lift to clear the obstacles in its way.

Like an overloaded plane, we can be overloaded with unauthorized baggage. We can be spiritually weak because we are burdened with sins. That sin becomes a heavy and weighty pile that’s cumbersome and difficult to manage.

If we’re overloaded with sin, we become spiritually unstable. The Lord gives us the ability to face the hardships of life, but we’re not meant to bear the burdens of unconfessed sin or guilt and shame. That’s why Jesus came—to relieve us of that burden and take that load from us.

If you’re loaded down with sin, you will be far more likely to crash; you will be weak, and you’ll be unstable. The writer of Hebrews admonishes us to “lay aside every weight.” Are you following his instructions and ditching the baggage?

Make it Personal

What sin is overloading your life today? Confess it to the Lord, and ask Him to relieve you of this burden.