What does it mean to travel light?

I can travel light in real life. I don’t travel with a heavy suitcase because it gets in the way. It’s cumbersome. You have to haul it wherever you are going. If you want to change flights because a flight is delayed, having a carryon only makes it easy. There’s no worries over where your luggage might end up.

I wish I could say that it’s that easy with life. 

I’m learning to set down what weighs me down. I don’t have all the answers, but I believe we can all travel a little lighter.

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In this More Than Small Talk broadcast, I’m with my good friends, Holly Gerth and Jennifer Watson. We talk about what it looks like to give ourselves permission to travel light.

We come at it from all different angles, but the heart of it is the same.

We unpack as we:

  • Ask for the courage to let go of what we don’t want to carry
  • Decide what is essential
  • Know where you want to go
  • Refuse to let someone else’s baggage keep you stuck


When Holley described how our load can be a knapsack or a boulder, it made me want to shout in joy! I can carry a knapsack, but God never expected me to carry a boulder. Let’s toss those heavy weights as far away from ourselves as we can, and let them land in the hands of our precious Savior.

For me, right now, traveling light is allowing people to help carry that load. What does that look like for you? Let’s take this deeper today. I’m going to grab my Bible and journal. I’ll be waiting for your comments, and excited to grow in this together.


Related resources

Walk with Jesus as you travel lighter, and lighter.

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If he is our focus, then we set down what weighs us down as we walk with him. This hardbound, beautiful devotional is a great gift, but it’s also a beautiful gift to build your faith. It’s available for preorder right now.

I know it will draw you closer to a Savior who loves you like crazy.



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