Once I went to see a therapist. You know I’m crazy anyway so there’s nothing to hide. I told him that since my last visit I was feeling a little anxious and unable to cope with some of the stuff in my life.
He smiled, he always smiled, leaned back in his chair and said. “Ken people come in here all the time carrying a lunch-box full of responsibilities and worries. With medication or counseling I help them deal with the load they carry and one day they leave happy and contented.
Because they feel so well they go home throw away the lunch-box and buy a suitcase and pack IT with responsibilities and worries and a hectic pace of life. They never leave room for rest, recovery, love, or life.”
I have traded in the steamer trunk I was hauling around for the lunch-box I carried as a kid. And I am finding that I can hear God more clearly. I can see the joy in little things in life. If you are dragging luggage full of worry and anxiety, there is no room for God to bless you. You will be blind to the sun shining on autumn leaves. You will not have the strength to reach out to someone who needs to see the joy in your life. Unpack some stuff today. Then take a deep breath and look around you. You will be amazed at the joy and light and opportunity you will see.