“All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.” – 1 Corinthians 6:12 (ESV)
We have astronaughts living in a space lab, miles above the earth. They have trained for weightlessness and whenever we see them, something is floating round them as they seem to be standing in mid-air. These brave airmen are speeding in orbit above the earth, unencumbered. You and I are moving along, however not at warp speed and certinaly not without ‘weight’. Life offers many burdens and they will pile up until we can hardly move. Pastor Adrian Rogers stated this:
“Our verse says “all things are not expedient.” When you think of the word “expedient,” think of the word “expedition.” You are going somewhere, and if something doesn’t speed you on your way, it’s excess baggage and you need to get rid of it.
Ask God, “Are there legitimate, lawful things in my life that are keeping me from running the race You’ve given me?” If revealed, ask for discipline to lay them aside!”
GOD, give me the wisdom to ‘shovel’ all the excess upward to YOU! AMEN