Thursday, September 19, 2013

Leave your baggage…



"Leave your baggage behind and move on! That's what I learnt… " - this morning in a lesser than a minute conversation, this phrase came from this friend I befriended in the train who months ago shared his bad experience in a business. Betrayed by his brother-in-law, after 3 yrs of hardworking in business with no wages but valuable experience comes this pearl of wisdom. This morning when I saw this friend after a long time, I shared the news with joy "Hey, I am out of my painful business partnership". He showed a great sense of excitement nodding "Very Good" and then that advice followed. Next second, we bid bye at the train station and split in the opposite direction while the message remained in me. I know it is the much awaited message for me for this morning.
Many times we get so conditioned to the painful course of our life that the actual deliverance of the problem itself still leaves us with LESS or NO joy. Fear, Doubts, Frustration has become a norm of the life that the change has not taken effect yet. We carry that baggage of fear, doubts & worries with groaning and grumbling. We stare at the closed doors with the worry of it getting opened again. While there is this door,  Not just a regular door,..but a door to the Elevator of this Blessing Building wide open waiting for you to enter.
Numbers 14:1
Then all the congregation lifted up their voices and cried, and the people wept that night. All the sons of Israel grumbled against Moses and Aaron; and the whole congregation said to them, "Would that we had died in the land of Egypt! Or would that we had died in this wilderness! Why is the Lord bringing us into this land, to fall by the sword? Our wives and our little ones will become plunder; would it not be better for us to return to Egypt?" So they said to one another, "Let us appoint a leader and return to Egypt."
How sad! The same Israelites who were crying day and night to get relieved from the slavery now wanted to go back to Egypt when the LORD has ordained a land flowing with honey and milk for them. When the Israelites packed to leave Egypt, they also packed with them their insecurity, fear, memories of whip lashes and doubts. They could not remember the 10 signs of miracles or the parting of red sea. Their judgment and faith is clouded. Today if you are in the new season of life, remember the LORD said has a new plan for you, new doors for you, new land of living.
Dear Father, O LORD of heavenly lights!
You give us good and perfect gift. You are a good GOD. We honor and praise you. Thanks for picking us from the pit. Thanks for raising our head amongst our adversaries. Thanks for your plans to prosper us. Thanks for listening to our prayers and delivering us. Like Job called out we declare "My Redeemer Liveth". We are more than conquerors. Nothing can separate us from your love.
In Jesus name we pray, Amen!
 

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