Where to drop off our emotional baggage and 6 steps to follow

Where to drop off our emotional baggage and 6 steps to follow

Psalm 147:3  – He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds (KJV)

When I tried to carry all my bags on my lap:

I loved travelling by trains growing up in India, especially the two – day train trips my family did during our summer holidays . There were no rules on how many baggage we could carry with us. I remember packing my little bag and stuffing it with my clothes, books, toys, and snacks.

As I hopped onto the train, I decided to hold onto my heavy bag despite my parents asking me to put them down. It didn’t even take a few minutes before I started complaining about how my lap hurts. My daddy then reminded me how each of our bags have a place to be dropped off, and need not be carried during the travel.

Oh, what a valuable lesson it was. I have often tried to carry all my emotional baggage with me ultimately affecting many relationships that I came across in my journey. Then I remembered My Heavenly Father’s voice as I woke up startled in one of my nightmares, “Drop off your baggage upon me”

Dear Friend, how heavy are your baggage?

Have you been lugging them all alone these many years into every relationship you have been blessed today with?

Are there wounds still raw that you haven’t been able to heal and causing a wedge in your life?

Where do these baggage stem from?

These could be baggage you are carrying from a broken home where you experienced abandonment, or where you witnessed your parents fighting every single day, you were teased/bullied for your appearance, where you got molested by people in your family or neighborhood.

There is a stronger possibility of those with unresolved conflicts and baggage to turn to food for comfort, have sexual addictions, mutilating oneself , turning to alcohol to forget the pain, and the worst one turn away from God and dislike the church.

Daddy God never ever abandons nor pushes us away when we cry out to Him. He knows our frame, and He knows our struggles. He can heal our broken heart, and cheer our fallen countenance.

Psalm 147:3 says, He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.

Bindeth also means loving puts bandages on our wounds. God tends to our wounds like a mama who tends to her children, like a dada who comforts his son, like a physician who carefully stitches up the open wound.

 

Where can we DROP OFF our baggage?

Dear Friend, there is a GOD whose shoulder is broader than anyone else’s to carry all your baggage, whose heart can carry all your wounds, whose feet will never trample you as you fall down, and whose love never scrutinizes your scars.

Drop all your baggage, my dear Friend , and let the ONE and Only Lord Jesus Christ carry them all for you. Do not try to take back what you gave to the Lord in tears and prayers. He can certainly give you deliverance from the nightmares you have experienced.

When we have an intimate relationship with our Heavenly Father ,we can ultimately enjoy our God-given relationships on this earth without any baggage.

Turn to Jesus for comfort and healing and not to the Devil . The Devil is out there to turn you against your Maker.

Where do these baggage stem from? These could be baggage you are carrying from a broken home where you experienced abandonment, or where you witnessed your parents fighting every single day, you were teased/bullied for your appearance, where you got molested by people in your family or neighborhood.

 

Here are 6 step to follow as you dropOff and run away from unwanted baggage in your life:
  1. Confess your own sins you have committed in your own life knowingly and unknowingly. Let the Lord release you from all your guilt.
  2. Spend time fasting at least once a week. I picked Fridays since I was born on a Friday.(just a little fyi)
  3. Study the Word of God and let God speak to you on forgiveness, healing, anger issues, and restoration.
  4. Keep a journal and take notes of every theme you find reoccurring in your study time and areas you need work on presently.
  5. Use quiet hours in your home for prayer time. I would say early mornings are the best when the whole house is still sleeping and you are not tired from a weary day.
  6. Find a trustworthy same-sex mentor or accountability partner to pray along with you as you find restoration in the Lord.

6 steps to follow after we drop off our emotional baggagedid this blog post speak to you today? How did you handle your baggage? Is there any step you would like to add so it will be a blessing to everyone reading? Won’t you comment below, Friend?

Drop offs only -for the Lord thy God will carry them all for you!

Until we meet again here,

Diana   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Diana

I am a daughter, sister, wife, and mom to my triplets. Each of these God given roles have shaped me to be the woman I am today. My blog is about how I have found God to be alive in me through the lessons I keep on learning each day. Through the storms and songs in the darkest hour I saw God standing with me.
Christianity is not a religion to me but a personal relationship I have with my Creator who so freely gave His life for me .
Dear Friend, I pray that you too will know this Savior who died not only for your SINS but also for all your SORROWS on the Cross. May you be found in HIM.

Philippians 3:14 (KJV) I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

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  1. Diana, thank you for this helpful post! I am always needing to drop bags. I am usually stumbling under my own weight, I think ultimately God will have to cause me to totally die to myself…oh wait…I was also born on a Friday! What a great idea!

    1. What a blessed thought- to die to oneself so that we find life through Christ and able to drop all of our bags.
      Love that you were also born on a Friday 🙂

      Diana

  2. This is such an encouraging post full of practical steps. “Where the spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom!” But we have to choose to live like we are free! Thanks for this.

    1. Hi Dani, thank you for your blessed comments. We allow our past to be dragged into my present lives ,and forget to hand them over to the One who is willing to carry them all.
      God bless

  3. Hi Diana! I am your neighbor on Crystal Twaddell’s link up today! I loved your post and your writing style! You are right on target with your steps to lay down our baggage…especially the last one. If we do not have an active prayer and accountability partner in our life, we are much more likely to run back to our baggage. Also, I have seen first hand that baggage held close and not released eventually becomes an idol. In a hard to explaine way, that pain or circumstance can become something that a person lives happily within the confinement of. As Brides of Christ, we have been been given the shoulders of our Groom for bearing our burden. He is saying, “Honey, let me carry that. It is too heavy for you but I can handle it.” Will we let Him?

    1. Hello Summer, thank you so much for the thoughtful and blessed comment. I do like your point that as brides of Christ we don’t let our Heavenly Groom carry our bags for us. He has set us free ,and yet we choose to stay confined in our past.

      God bless
      Diana

  4. Wow such an encouraging n comforting words.. And yes every time we tend to forget that there is a person on whose shoulder we can baggage down our worries n past.. Thanks for reminding me again..that God still loves me..
    Amen.

    1. Thank you ,Eunice for your blessed comment. There is our Savior whose shoulder is broad and strong enough to carry all our baggage.
      Love,
      Diana

  5. I love how you explained it.Carrying your baggage on the train. We tend to forget at times that God is on our side. Maybe not totally forgetting but maybe we have trouble trusting Him. “Lord, help me overcome my unbelief!” He is a faithful God. Thanks for this beautiful piece

    1. Thank You Mavis for your blessed comments. Yes we often tend to trust that God is capable to carry our burdens ,but He wants to carry them all for us.

      God bless
      Diana

    1. Thank You Joanne for stopping by and for your comments. Indeed we do not have to carry anything that is heavy or that which weighs us down. What a loving God we serve who is willing to carry all our baggage for us and in return give us healing and comfort

      Diana

  6. Beautiful and blessed passage..very true that there are lot many things that mess our lives but we have an awesome God with a broad shoulder who mends our hearts…Amen..

    1. Thank you Elisheba. A loving God the Father and Lover who is willing to mend our broken hearts and carry our bags for us. It doesn’t matter how heavy or what time of the day it is -Just drop it off forever

      Diana

    1. Thank you Calandra for stopping by my blog and for your encouraging comments. He healeth all our wounds and mends our broken hearts-No one else in this world can heal us from our hurts.

      God bless
      Diana

  7. Diana – what a sweet and funny memory! I love the lesson you shared with it, as well as your urging to drop off baggage where it belongs. Your steps at the end are great. I will make sure to share this post where I can so that others can be blessed.

    1. Thank you Lauren for your blessed comments. We can learn so many lessons from our lives that connect to God’s message for us from the Word. Thank you for sharing it with others as well

      God bless you
      Diana

    1. Thank you Joanna for your prayerful comments. Yes, God is on the move healing those with traumas and baggage, He wants us to DROP IT OFF forever.
      God bless

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