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Travelling Light

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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!

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4 thoughts on “Travelling Light”

  1. Competition should not be part of our baggage. We must learn to run our own race and wish others well. No need to be jealous when others are moving at a faster pace than us. We should just ensure we keep on getting better than who we were yesterday. Well done Aimpurpose!

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    1. Great comment Ade! Competition should not be part of our baggage. We must compete only with our own selves with the goal of maximising out deepest potentials. Thank you!

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  2. Important points to ponder on our journey. I think you’ve touched on the most important things we need to discard from the bag. Removing them from our backpack is a skill we learn over and again.

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    1. True Timi. Getting rid of them is a skill we learn over and again. Funny how tiny they may seem and we are tempted to think we can afford a space for them in our bag. God help us all. Thanks for your comment Timi!

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