There are five types of sin baggage’s:
– The Baggage of Sin
– The State of Sin
– SINS (All types of Sin)
– Penalty of Sin
– Practice of Sin (Past Sins)
Sin produces GUILT!
Living with guilt will cause you to have mood swings
The enemy brings stuff into your life to make you feel guilty
When you are guilty, it blocks your connection with God
The Baggage of Pride
Trying to hide your pride will not get you anywhere…if you have pride, bag it and BIN IT!
Pride will make you a critic of other people because it is easier to talk about other people’s guilt which therefore makes you ‘self righteous(!)’
God despises a PROUD LOOK!
Pride is the hardest thing to preach about in church
People will always claim that they are not proud
It is very hard to council people who have a proud look as they tend to blame others for what they do
Pride is a KILLER!
Pride can make you not give in to your problems
HOW DO YOU COMPETE WITH OTHER PEOPLE WHEN YOU ARE CARRY ALL YOUR BAGGAGE?
Your image is everything (so they say)(!)
Spending money that you do not have just to look good(!)
Cannot open your mouth to say you are sorry…
Cannot resolve conflict
Keep changing the subject
Instead of apologising, you will start doing nice things for people because pride stops you from apologising
You are too proud to repent
BAGGAGE OF DREAMS
Could have, should have, would have…
Trying to make your dreams come true
The bag of dreams does not get heavy when your young, but when you are old!
The bag of dreams can make you bitter, envious and jealous
Your still trying to run, but you are carrying all your other bags of ‘dreams’
You go on a date with somebody you ‘claim’ to like, but it is actually an interview too see how much ‘stuff’ they can carry for you
You are sick and tired of the person you married because you picture your ‘mind-set’ for your spouse to be what YOU wanted them to be…you wanted them to carry your burdens, whereas your spouse has his/her own burdens!!
Confront me with my guilt!
Do you know my Sins? Can you still love me the same?
Amongst church people, it happens and it makes it worse!
Have to act as if you do not have any bags, but if you knew their issues (I am so fine, Praise the Lord, I am blessed)…*so they say*
BAG OF RESPONSIBILITIES
Everybody wants something from you
Everyone brings their problems to you
Here comes one problem after the other!
Everyone wants you to fix, straighten up or be there for them
Do you want to know how I feel??? Stressed//Burdened//Feel like giving up//Tired of understanding you!
Do you know how it feels to be TIRED?!?!
Trying to encourage other people, but you have so much baggage yourself
It would be nice to find somebody and just tell them that your weak! Someone that could just understand you…
It would be nice if I did not have so much stuff on me
I got my mess, and your mess put together
I come to church and it is a burden (waking up in the morning, getting dressed, do not feel like coming etc)
Had to drive to church (had to stop to get some petrol, had to find a parking space)
Trying to sit in service when you realise you are sitting next to the ‘wrong person’
People are jealous of the way you look but yet they do not know what you are going through behind closed doors (“You picked the wrong Sunday to flip out on me!”)
Scripture: Matthew 11 v 28-30 “(28) Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls (29) Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am gentle (meek) and humble, lowly in heart, and you will find rest (relief and ease and refreshment and recreation and blessed quiet) for your souls (30) For My yoke is wholesome (useful, good- not harsh, hard, sharp, or pressing, but comfortable, gracious and pleasant), and My burden is light and easy to be borne”.
People want you to put all their stress on your head
Just accept the fact that you need help, you have issues, you really need the Lord more than ever
I am not worthy but I shall praise you Lord! When you continue to praise Him, all your baggage’s will fall off!
Loose me and LET ME GO!!
I will bless the Lord at all times…His praise shall continually be in my mouth!
I left a lot of stuff behind me to get where I am now
Leave your bags on the altar!!
WHEN YOU GET TIRED OF TRYING TO FIX YOURSELF, AND BE THERE FOR EVERYONE ELSE, YOU WILL THEN REALISE THAT YOU NEED GOD MORE THAN EVER!
Secretly sick and tired
Lord I cannot carry another thing
You almost quit, and almost fainted
Why walk with the shadow when you can walk with the man?
Ladies, decide what you want to do with your baggage(s)- Sins, Guilt, Pride, Dreams, Responsibilities…surrender them all to God! God is the MAN! He cares for you! 1 Peter 5 v 7!
PS: These are just a few tips that we as ladies go through, whether we want to believe it or not…at times you tend to be near your tipping point, but I just want to say that YOUR BREAKTHROUGH IS AROUND THE CORNER!!