If we really mean business in relation to this "heavenly calling" we must and shall look at everything from the standpoint of whether it is positive or negative as relating thereto.
Does this thing help?
If not it must go.
For it to hinder, or retard, or make heavy going is its condemnation.
The course must be as clear as we can make it, and anything or anyone not in the real business, but just obstructing or loitering, must be pushed aside.
This will apply to 'the luggage of life'; it will apply to distractions and diversions; it will also apply to discouragements and disheartenments.
There is no place for temperamentalism and moodiness in this race...
And the easily-besetting sin of doubt and mistrust will bring the pilgrim quickly to the Slough of Despond.
~T. Austin Sparks~