Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down… Hebrews 12:1 NLT
The recycle bin keeps unwanted or deleted file on the computer. Although we delete these files, they occupy space on the computer hard drive. The user must empty the recycle bin to get rid of them as there may be the temptation to restore what has been deleted. In the same way, you must empty your recycle bin to get rid of anything that slows you down in your Christian life. The recycle bin could be your wardrobe, CD bag, Bedroom, Fridge, Office, relationship, etc. there may be so many things you have decided to a stop to for the sake Jesus Christ; it could be some clothes you do not want to wear, movies you do not want to watch, songs you do not want to listen to, drinks you have said “No” to, certain thoughts, etc. You no longer use or need them but you still have them in your bags, office, fridge, wardrobe, etc. Paul says “since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down”
I want to encourage you today to empty your recycle bin. Let your “No” be “No”. The enemy of your new life in Christ is your old life in the world. Therefore keeping things of your old life will slow you down.
“And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. For the old skins would burst from the pressure, spilling the wine and ruining the skins. New wine is stored in new wineskins so that both are preserved.” Matthew 9:17 NLT
I believe we are going to strip of every weight that slows us down in Jesus’ Name. AMEN. God is our strength so we can do it.
Great analogy. Thanks.
You are welcome brother.
God bless you.