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Summer Baggage – Six kingdom steps toward being less anxious

Hebrews 12:1–2 (NLT) 1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. 2 We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith..

There are times when anxiety is a normal part of what it is to be human, but it can also become debilitating, paralysing, even hindering the life of faith.

“We are all carrying backpacks that we continually load up. We keep stuffing them full until one day, they can’t zip and the stuff starts spilling out all over the place.” Therapist

Maybe you have a suitcase of resentment or discontentment. A duffel bag of anxiety and worry. A carry-on of grief and lost dreams. Or maybe a backpack of sin. A beautifully decorated overnight bag of relational baggage and brokenness…