Saturday, October 31, 2020

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

To everything there is a season,

A time for every purpose under heaven...

Ecclesiastes 3:1, NKJV

Monday, October 5, 2020

Travel Light

Have you ever been surprised to hear the same advice from different people and to discover it in unexpected places? I have!

I took the photo of the map.
I downloaded the silhouette
from Pixabay.
For example, one night I awakened out of a sound sleep with the words "travel light" on my mind. I don't recall having dreamed about or read anything recently that would have caused them to enter my conscious awareness. They just appeared. And every time I woke up, even for a few seconds, during the remainder of the night, those two words were on my mind.

Since then, I've received that same advice from other people who are strangers to me and, thus, had no way of knowing that what they were talking about held particular meaning for me. For example, while watching a YouTube video about decluttering, I heard a young woman talk about the importance of not only removing clutter from your home and workspace but also from your life--that is, from your mind and heart and schedule.

As I listened to her talk about removing things like grudges, excuses, fears, comparisons, pointless conversations and activities, and so forth, I realized she was sharing wonderful suggestions for how to travel light, even though she never used those two words.

Several times recently I've read the following verse, a familiar one. But now when I read it, it, too, reminds me to travel light.

"...let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith..." (Hebrews 12:1a-2b, NKJV).

Dear reader, do you see the wisdom in learning to travel light? If so, what could you remove from your life? Or, what could you cut way back on?