Life is full of times when we have to have a clean up some things because if we travel through our whole lives without ever getting rid of or sorting though anything we will have a serious hoarding issue.
Some people say the best way to de-clutter is to take everything out of the room you are sorting and lay it all out on the backyard. Then only take back inside what you really want to move forward with into the future.
Our inner world is much the same. To stay healthy God encourages us to have regular sorting and de-cluttering sessions. To simply take a look at everything, surrender it all over over to Jesus and ask him what to bring back in from the “back yard” so to speak. That’s a scary thought, but a very liberating experience if we’ll have the courage to trust Jesus enough to “go there”.
Sometimes God even wants to change some things in our lives, even if they’ve been good, so that He might build something better in us to carry us forward into the future.
Paul in the bible experienced this when he wrote “But whatever things were gain to me, those things I have counted as loss for the sake of Christ. More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ, and may be found in Him”. (Philippians 3:8).
Clean out’s, de-cluttering and allowing God to lead and build in us in whatever manner He sees fit can and is challenging. But the reward is that we gain space in our hearts and minds to move forward. Part of decluttering is being able to interpret the season we are in. If we continue to try and live in the past, however good it may have been, we run the risk of missing the new season and blessings that God wants to release in our lives. It takes courage and trust to move forward, but we can trust that God has gone before us and has prepared the way.
Today allow God to speak and bring revelation of what season you are in. It’s an exciting time to be walking with Jesus, and there is so much more to come. Take courage, de-clutter and make room in your life for Him to move.
“However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived the things God has prepared for those who love him-For to us God revealed them through the Spirit; for the Spirit searches all things, even the depths of God.” (1 Corinthians 2:9-10)
“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.” (Ephesians 2:10)
Prayer: Lord I thank you that you lead and guide me. Help me to see where I need to de-clutter and make room in my life for what you are wanting to do in and through me. I surrender all, that you might be all to me. In Jesus Name Amen.