Have you ever been on a trip and taken too many items? Well Sunday, Senior Pastor Larry Jordan demonstrated a message to the Family Victory Fellowship congregation by telling them to, “Get rid of the baggage and let’s go.”
The live demonstration done in church depicted a man carrying all kinds of things that kept him from being free. They were a hindrance in his life that held him back. As God was calling him, he would tell God, “Just one more thing, just one moment.”
It was not until the baggage became too heavy, that he surrendered. Then he was free. The freedom allowed the man to rejoice and move freely toward God.
God is saying to us that he wants us free of the stuff that weighs us down from accomplishing His purpose in us. When we hold on to things we do not need, we cannot get what is awaiting us.
During the demonstration, the man thought that he had shed all the unnecessary baggage but apparently since he had been carrying all of it for so long he did not realize that he was still carrying the plaid shoulder bag; even out of character for him as it was a women’s bag and he required the notification of someone else to alert him.
Sometimes we accommodate to our baggage so much, it becomes a part of us. Just as he required the additional last effort assistance of another, we may need to seek the face of God to reveal to us what we have so long accommodated for and that we still need to get rid of. - Marlene Mabin, Retired Marketing
Three things to get rid of so God can do a new thing:
- Negative influences and friends.
- Bad habits.
- Negative thinking, and looking back.
“Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth, shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert. Isaiah.” 43:19
If you have too much baggage that you are carrying in your life and you want to be free, declare from this day forward that you will, “Trust God and let it go. - Pastor Jordan”
What do you need to let go of today?
Special thanks to Gloria Palmer and Marlene Mabin for their sincere input and expertise.