Imagine every one of us were on a journey. While on this journey we are all stuffing our lives full of all kinds of things. We all want a family, we all need a car, a job, oh can’t forget this. I don’t even know what this is but what the heck we’ll just put that where ever we can. We try and cram in as much as we can whether we need it or not. Then once we get our suitcase all full of stuff, everything we might want in our lives, we suddenly remember, I forgot to pack God.
Well past the zipper and any hopes of getting this bag closed we struggle and struggle to get God into our lives. I don’t want to get rid of this, can’t do without that and so often our solution is to tear off a small piece of God and try and squeeze Him in. The bag doesn’t shut, worse still everything has tipped over and is falling everywhere. We run the risk of thinking we didn’t pack everything in tight enough so we set off to do it all over again, when God is the afterthought in our packing we will always get the same result.
So many of us are going through life with the idea we can have it all. We can live how we want, say what we want and do as we please so long as our baggage tags are marked for Heaven. I don’t think it works that way. It has nothing to do with how we juggle our lives, or how much we trying to carry, it’s more to do with what we are trying to carry onboard. When we pack God first the only thing were going need is one carry on per person. All that other stuff gets lost at the terminal.