Any ship, sailing anywhere, anytime will get to where it’s going faster without dead weight. We all have extra baggage, whether it be emotional, or psychological, or spiritual. Extra baggage can even be physical weight. If we are not careful this extra baggage can weigh us down and slow us down on our journey.
Let’s consider what Paul said in the book of Hebrews…
“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,”Hebrews 12:1 KJV
Notice that Paul warns to set aside “every weight, and the sin”. Obviously, sin will drag us down and do us harm on our journey. Sometimes though it’s not black and white blatant sin that hinders us. Anything that slows us down, or drags on our energy and momentum, we need to be diligent and vigilant about.
Dead weight can come in the form of keeping the wrong company. Maybe not getting enough rest, or sleep, setting aside enough time to read and pray can act like a headwind. Remember: any ship, sailing anywhere, anytime will get there faster without DEAD WEIGHT!