Among the baggage (week 2)

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SCRIPTURE

1 Samuel 10:17-25

17 Later Samuel called all the people of Israel to meet before the Lord at Mizpah. 18 And he said, “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, has declared: I brought you from Egypt and rescued you from the Egyptians and from all of the nations that were oppressing you. 19 But though I have rescued you from your misery and distress, you have rejected your God today and have said, ‘No, we want a king instead!’ Now, therefore, present yourselves before the Lord by tribes and clans.”20 So Samuel brought all the tribes of Israel before the Lord, and the tribe of Benjamin was chosen by lot. 21 Then he brought each family of the tribe of Benjamin before the Lord, and the family of the Matrites was chosen. And finally Saul son of Kish was chosen from among them. But when they looked for him, he had disappeared! 22 So they asked the Lord, “Where is he?”And the Lord replied, “He is hiding among the baggage.” 23 So they found him and brought him out, and he stood head and shoulders above anyone else.24 Then Samuel said to all the people, “This is the man the Lord has chosen as your king. No one in all Israel is like him!” And all the people shouted, “Long live the king!” 25 Then Samuel told the people what the rights and duties of a king were. He wrote them down on a scroll and placed it before the Lord. Then Samuel sent the people home again.

TEACHING OUTLINE

What kind of Packer are you?

We all carry excess baggage in our suitcase of life.

our emotional cargo adds up and weighs us down.

we dont even realize how heavy it has become and how much it weighs on our hearts and minds.

undelt baggage leads us to be who we are not. 

If you’re ready to face reality instead of hide in the baggage you have to….

  1. Seeing things as they are. I need someone to tell me the truth.

  2. See in a different perspective. Ask God where to start.

I had to learn to “tidy” up my house, just like I had to “tidy” up my baggage.

Tidying up taught me was even though going through all my junk in my house was overwhelming at first, it taught me that facing my junk was necessary to get me to where I wanted to be.

In order to get to that Happy I had to go through the Junk. 

I had to face myself and go through the overwhelming feeling of everything I had been holding onto.

I had to release the clutter to make room for organization. In order to get there, I had to admit that I had junk.

I had to see things for what they were.

I had to gain a different perspective on my reality

What you carry now, you will carry into your future unless you are willing to face it.

What are you willing to face? 

The hurt, the anger, the anxiety, 

Are you good at brushing things under the rug and never dealing with it again? 

Do you stuff things away so you can’t find them?

Do you cover them up, so people can’t see what’s really going on?

We have to constantly be on alert to our feelings and emotions. Constantly talking to God about what is going on.