This is your B moment. Your moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.

Scripture reference: Hebrews 12:1 (NLT)


Today I want you to know that God doesn’t want you starting 2021 feeling weighed down. 

We all have firsthand experience with the uncertainty and anxiety we often feel while living through a pandemic. It’s understandable if you feel up one day and weary the next. The same is true for me. 

Here’s how I looked at one of my New Year’s resolutions. I typically make a resolution in the new year to shed some unwanted pounds, but I also resolved that I would release into God’s hands those things that weigh me down emotionally and spiritually.

Doing this little exercise reminded me of a time a few years ago when I saw an old friend I had not seen in a long while. I was astonished to find that she appeared much older than I expected her to.

I soon remembered she had been through a challenging time, and it seemed as though she was wearing these invisible bags of weary that kept her weighed down. When I walked away from her, my heart just ached.

Some of us may be carrying around baggage from situations that caused us hurt and pain two decades ago. The extra weight feels normal now because we’ve been carrying it around for so long.

Today you’re in your new year, I can assure you that God wants you to travel light. Just as a skycap extends his hand to take your bags, so does God have His hand extended to you right now to take those things from you that have been weighing you down.

As you hold that vision, hold onto these words: “Let us strip off every weight that slows us down…and let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.” Hebrews 12:1 (NLT)

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So today, release.