Since I graduated from the University, I have had some time to travel- perhaps, indicating travelling as an hobby in my resume is now justified. I did some research on travelling and found that overpacking tops the list of travelling mistakes. It is said that of all the travel skills you might acquire, travelling light is the one most likely to result in enjoyable, productive, stress-free travel experiences.
The pursuit of purpose is a journey and it is my understanding that learning to travel light is a skill the successful pursuit of your purpose will require. The speed of your journey will depend on the quality of your bag for the journey. I want to share three things that you must ensure to avoid in your bag as you travel.
Worries and Anxiety
Worry has been said to be like a rocking chair. It keeps you busy, but has no progress. Apostle Paul instructs that instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, an assurance that everything will eventually work together for good is formed deep within you. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.
Guilt and shame
Guilt from sins in your past are not good for your pursuit of purpose. Scripture says there is no condemnation for us who are in Christ. You cannot fulfill purpose carrying the burden of guilt and the baggage of shame. Leave the sins of your past in the past.
Bitterness and hurts
Life is not lived in isolation. It is lived with and around people. In your interaction with people both from your past and in the pursuit of your purpose, you will be hurt. Bitterness and hurts will only be emotional baggages unnecessary for your journey. Forgiveness must be your response to people’s wrongs; and to enjoy peace, let go of the hurts.
Your pursuit is a journey. It is important you learn to travel light. Worries and anxiety, guilt and shame, bitterness and hurts are not necessities for your journey. Next week, I will share some thoughts on few of the things you may want to pack in your bag. Before then, I’ll like to hear your thoughts on elements that should not be packed in your bag as you travel on the path to the fulfilment of your destiny. Please drop a comment!