“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” (Psalm 147:3)
To reach the top of the mountain, you need to unpack things that are not necessary; To reach the pinnacle of success you need to unload any emotional baggage that weighs you down.
We are destined by God to live a victorious life
Our emotional baggage weighs us down. We cannot move forward towards our goals in life because the load we are carrying is too heavy.
Our emotional baggage comes from our past painful and negative experiences that remain unresolved. It may have started from a small hurt, anger, sorrow, fear, rejection, abandonment, disappointment, frustration, etc. And then it developed into a mass of negative feelings. If we are not conscious about its damaging effect it will continue to affect us. Carrying this excess baggage all throughout our life will be uncomfortable in the long run. If we are not careful it can lead to stress eating, all forms of addictions, alcohol, and blaming God.
Whether we like it or not, this emotional baggage will surface at the most unlikely opportunity, especially when we want to hide it. We know that it is taking control of our life when: we start to feel that we are inferior or inadequate. Eventually we start comparing ourselves with others. We feel upset about small things and vent out all our emotions to someone. We crave attention, we are paranoid, we fear being alone, we jump from one relationship to another, we feel no hope for the future, and all we see is negative.
If we continue to allow these unresolved issues in our lives to dominate our thinking, our actions and behavior, we will never reach the full potential God created for us. The issues will be a hindrance to our personal growth and development. It will be like a ticking time-bomb to our health. It will also harm our present and future relationships and those we interact with on a daily basis.
It is time
God can heal our lives. He can heal all our wounds and hurts. It’s time to unpack the emotional baggage we’ve been carrying around for years. We are tired and weary and we need to let go and unload all the issues in our lives. Allow God to do it for us, to mend our broken souls and release everything to Him. Surrender your life to Him and allow Him to take full control of your emotions, thoughts and your being. Let us live a triumphant life. Leave the past behind. God is just waiting for us to call on Him.