Our lives are full of baggage. Past sins, disappointments and hurts can weigh us down. Saul, when he was about to be anointed as king of Israel, could not be found. He was hiding in the baggage. As Samuel called to Saul to come out from the baggage, so too God is calling us to leave the baggage behind and fulfill our rightful place as sons and daughters of the Most High God. I challenge you to seek after God with all your heart and leave the baggage behind. Let your desire be to learn the Word of God and make wise and godly choices.
Are you prepared to leave your baggage behind—your past actions, feelings, hurts, disappointments, and lack of commitment? What matters is your heart. 1 Samuel 8:7 says that when the children of Israel asked for a king, Samuel was upset. God said to him, “it is me they are rejecting not you.” When we allow the baggage of this life to overwhelm us, we are hurting ourselves and our relationship with our loving God.
Sometimes the baggage we need to get out of our lives is sin; sometimes it is not. It can be attitudes, behavior, or the lack of commitment. The devil wants nothing more than to keep you down. Rather than giving the devil the victory, rise up to the anointing God has for you. I have decided to allow God to change me. The choice is yours too.
“Samuel said to all the people, ‘Do you see the man the Lord has chosen? There is no one like him among all the people.’ Then the people shouted, ‘Long live the king!’” (1 Samuel 10:24).