Change brings with it lots of stuff. We, as humans, accumulate stuff. We need to learn to manage the stuff in our life or it will manage us. We can let God’s Spirit use His Word to define us or the stuff we accumulate will. Instead of a backpack we carry a heart pack. It provides what we need to move forward through change or it weighs us down.
In our heart we have containers that need cleaning and refilling with love, joy, and peace. If we throw them out when they are empty or fill them with other things we will find ourselves emotionally unbalanced and will fail relationally.