Travelling Light (2)

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Last week we talked about the idea of travelling light and how it applies to our pursuits of purpose. We saw three things that are needless packing in our bag as we journey on the path of God’s purpose for our lives. So, this week I want to share very briefly three things that we must do well to pack in our bags as we travel. The beauty of traveling light is packing smart and learning to keep our priorities in tact. These are top three things we must have with us as we travel.

  1. Faith.
    In this regard, faith is like our clothing. Without it we are naked, vulnerable and at the risk of other people’s scorn and displeasure. Our faith in God as our creator and saviour is a foundational element of our pack for the journey of purpose. Our continuous trusting in Him as the author and finisher of our purposes is more than necessary for a successful pursuit.

  2. Vision
    Top on the list of travel tips I checked while writing this piece is the instruction to travel with a map. Vision is like a map that determines the path you take in the pursuit of your purpose. Without vision, we will soon be lost in the wilderness of confusion and caught up in the desert of activities with no progress. Helen Keller rightly observed that  the only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision. We must travel with our vision and our plan for its execution.

  3. Right Association
    Great travel experiences are best had with other people. The pursuit of purpose is not only lonely without people, it is drudgery. God saw this when He said it was not good for the first Man to be alone. We need to keep company with the right people- mentors, colleagues and proteges. This means we must be located in the right environment.

Travelling light is an art. You can get better. As you journey in the pursuit of your purpose, with your life as your bag, it is important that you check periodically if you are not carrying what you ought not and if you have not lost the things that really matter. Be sure always that your faith an vision are in tact and you are travelling with the right people.

I want to hear from you. What should we pack along as we do purpose? Please leave a comment!


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!