Happy New Year, former procrastinators! May the Lord bless you with encouragement, a diligent spirit, and healthy fruit in 2021!
We’ve all seen – or been – that woman in the airport hurrying to the gate while wearing a backpack, pulling a bag, hitching up a purse, juggling a coat, and gripping a coffee. Making the plane is the object, but so much gets in the way.
This year our theme is “Lay Aside Every Weight.”
Procrastination creates burdens. Doing what needs doing when it needs doing relieves burdens and enables us to be about our business and relationships with clear minds, clear consciences, and clear schedules. We are free to run with endurance.
“Therefore, we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:1-2
Unwanted loads come in many forms – spiritual, mental, emotional, physical. Likely, heart issues are the heaviest and most interfering of our weights.
Our pastor says we all know we have baggage. We picture ourselves with a small backpack. But in reality, we each have a large luggage cart piled high with baggage.
This year, let’s trust God to help us unload and travel free!
What burdens do you carry? Make a list of everything you’re aware of that weighs you down in your race of life.
This might be a great start: Three declutter experts (former messy ladies) have joined together to offer an online course, “Take Your House Back.” My husband and I have signed up. It started January 1. See you there if it’s a fit!