God nudged me about this issue. It is unfortunately true of my life in general. Instead of letting go of the worries that tend to choke the joy out of today, I hang on. I pack far more worry and angst in my little head than is of any use, and is a very heavy burden. Why do I do this? I gave my life to Jesus 30 years ago. I know He washed away my sin, and I am free, eternally loved, and spotless in His sight. Why do I keep repacking all that useless crud and strap it to my weary back?
I don't know about you, but I need continual reminders to pack lightly. Let the burdens of the past go. It is so much easier to travel with just a day pack, and God has promised that today's burdens are all we need consider.
I am consciously packing lightly for this trip. When I arrive, it will take no time at all to unpack and rush to the restorative peace of the ocean that stretches like eternity to the blue horizon.
Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.