Hauling Trash

A funny thing happened to me the other day. 

I’m blessed to be able to walk to work and a few days ago I was about halfway to the office and noticed that I was carrying a full trash bag!   

I had originally planned to drop the trash bag off at the trash bin as I left the house but was so focused on getting to work that I completely forgot about the trash bag I was carrying.   

I wonder what the people thought driving by as they saw me all dressed up for work, but instead of a briefcase I had a full trash bag. 

I guess you know where I’m going with this… 

I wonder how many times we carry unnecessary “baggage” around—unresolved guilt, anger, unforgiveness, regret, and…you add to the list as you see fit.   

Let today be the day you lay that stuff down.   

Your unforgiveness is burdening no one but you. 

Your guilt and regrets is draining you, not fueling you.

So you failed, forgot, or fought. 

So you sinned. 

It’s time to lay all that stuff down at the Cross and step into a new day. 


burden at crossPhilippians 3:13-14 (VOICE)

13 Brothers and sisters, as I said, I know I have not arrived; but there’s one thing I am doing: I’m leaving my old life behind, putting everything on the line for this mission.

14 I am sprinting toward the only goal that counts: to cross the line, to win the prize, and to hear God’s call to resurrection life found exclusively in Jesus the Anointed.


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