There’s only so much you can carry while on the move – some things will soon be dropped as the journey continues.
In this walk of faith, christians are described as long-distance runners and there’s only so much you can carry while on the move. To stay in the race excess weight must be stripped off (Heb 12:2).
There’s a lot of baggage that we must drop in order to complete the race set before us – the cares and anxieties of the world, the pleasure and delight and false glamour and deceitfulness of riches, the distractions of the age and the craving and passionate desire for other things.
These unnecessary weights will deceive you into putting down the only that’s important – the cross which you are called to carry daily.
We are asked to, strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. One way to do this is to give up whatever makes you less devoted to God.
We brought nothing into this world and it is certain that we can take nothing out. Travel light. Don’t be encumbered and distracted with amassing things you can’t take with you, when you leave this earth. Shed the excess weight. Drop the excess baggage.
Further Reading Heb 12:2; 2 Tim 2:4; Col 3:2; Psa 86:11