Have you ever carried a backpack or luggage that was just to much to lift for very long?
The baggage you carried weighed you down and you literally couldn’t move forward?
I think metaphorically, we can all relate.
We ALL carry baggage.
Often times, we fight through the baggage, thinking we are strong enough, we are tough enough, we can push through it.
Even more, we shouldn’t carry that baggage.
If you are Christian, or a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints like me, we know that our Savior Jesus Christ made it possible for us to leave our “weaknesses” or our “baggage” at his feet, then we can move forward.
The Savior did not suffer so intensely, and then expect us to suffer and carry ALL our baggage through life.
The Savior suffered, so that we can be forgiven, and leave our weaknesses and our “baggage” at His feet.
What’s even more beautiful?
If YOU let Him, the Savior will literally help us take off that big heavy load we carry, bit by bit, so that we leave it all at His feet.
It is a humbling act, to realize we have weaknesses, we have baggage, and we can’t continue to carry this “heaviness” through life.
And yet, through our own humility, we can find peace and relief. We can more forward and progress as a person as we continue to leave our “baggage” at the feet of our Savior.
The Savior loves you indefinitely. I know this and I have felt this.
The Savior does not want any of us to “buried down” with such an amount of heaviness to carry through life.
If we can reach to our Savior, and let him help us, the happiness we can feel is more than any other worldly happiness we have ever experienced.
2 Nephi 2:25 “Adam fell that men might be; and men are, that they might have joy.” (Book of Mormon, 2 Nephi 2:25)
The Savior wants us to have “joy” in our life, He just asks that we reach out to let Him help us.
You will find him.
Be humble and know that we all have baggage that we must NOT pack through this life.
Forgiveness and repentance are the keys to feeling peace.
Remember what a bright and beautiful person you are, despite your weakness, you have so much to offer this world.
Remember you are infinitely loved by the Savior.
And drop your baggage and your weaknesses at His feet.
Feel His Peace.
And express Gratitude for His love.
Until next time!