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Bye, Baggage

Enough is Enough
A goodbye note to baggage:

Dear Baggage:

You have to go.

We have to keep it more real than ever before, so we're going to tell you for the last time, what is going to happen starting now. We're tired of taking you everywhere. It's time to start a new, because you have been weighing us down for years. It's time for us to start afresh and to rebuild, so we are bidding you adieu. That's right, bye bye.

You have come for the ride for far too long now and we don't have much to show for it. You have cost and caused us too much -- friends, relationships, money, health, pain, defeat, anger, mistrust, depression, the list is endless. We let you control our emotions and run our lives for so many years we can't even count. We are turning all that pain into gain, so it's alright though. We will now be able to help those who went through it. So Baggage, you didn't win, we won.

We cried our last tear of shame, blame, and regret.

We are done with you. You ran the show for a long time, but not anymore. It's not too late for us to begin again. We know what the Lord told us, we know what His word says, we know we are magnificent and beautiful in His eyes. And that's all we need to know to move forward with sheer determination that this time things will work out well for us. That's right, we are leaving the old behind and the new is here.

We are walking in faith as we trust God and as we forge boldly ahead saying, no weapon formed against us shall ever prosper again.

It's a new day.


A New Me

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