What do you pack when you travel?
Are there outfit changes that can mimic runway glamour and scream tourist? I have always been an exaggerated travel packer. Thus, I am in awe of backpacking travelers who carry their life stash on their backs. Who also survive years on the road without being intimidated by lack of clean garments over and under.
Many times, Bob and I aim at being first in line in check-ins hoping for a merciful counter agent who will graciously allow our overly packed luggage free of excess charges. We likewise believe on “an early bird catches the worm” conviction, praying the agent does as well.
I wish to learn to travel light considering that Bob and I are beginning to feel the pangs of aging. Youth is a plus factor when travelling and since I am beyond it, I should tackle this reality more seriously with addressing my excesses.
Further, I am thinking that my extra baggage pertains not only to travel. I am being convicted that I lag excesses on my journey which I tag as LIFE!
There are myriads of things I have picked up growing up even until getting old which classify as dispensable. I should begin somewhere and fast at listing them down because I might wake up one morning burdened with so much baggage. Resulting to losing my footing and stumbling into oblivion not remembering the priorities that make up a joyful journey.
Trimming the excesses is a mighty feat. However, we should focus on who God is in our life and how HE can take care of us. This then will allow us quick ticking off and slashing out excesses fast enough as if a tsunami is after us.
Such is the wisdom God can accord us if we trust Him with our baggage because it is His magnanimous grace that can lighten our load. Let us quit packing cumbersome extras. Let us travel light trusting God’s sufficiency and faithfulness to make the journey a joyful experience even in repeated outfits of contentment and humility.