I don’t do a tremendous amount of traveling and most of what I do is done by car, but I have traveled by plane in the past. Fortunately I never had the experience of losing my luggage. Retrieving and holding on to my physical baggage is a good thing when traveling.
There is another kind of baggage that is not such a good thing, particularly if it impacts the way we handle our pain and problems. Most of us carry around some mental and emotional baggage that we would do better to let go of. This might include views and beliefs about others, ourselves, and God. We may be carrying the baggage of beliefs that God doesn’t care about suffering, is not hearing our pleas for help, and His strength will not be enough to carry us through our pain. We may have a suitcase of lies about ourselves – we are useless, we can’t do this anymore, or we are unimportant and insignificant. Our baggage may include fear, worry, and many other negative emotions and beliefs.