Get Rid of the Clutter
Getting Rid of the “Clutter”
This past weekend, my daughter and her family came to town for an end of summer family gathering with all the grandchildren. The family had not been together since Memorial weekend,
so the grandchildren enjoyed getting to hang out together for a sleepover at GG’s house.
On Saturday morning, our daughter decided to look for her childhood toys that were stored somewhere in the attic. We realized her children were finally at the right age to enjoy them.
Unfortunately, when we went to look for these specific boxes that stored her childhood toys, we found piles of boxes that all found their way over the years to the attic.
Our daughter mentioned while we were sweating up a storm in that hot muggy cramped attic, how we used to routinely clear out the unnecessary clutter before the military packed up our household goods for our next duty assignment.
Funny isn’t it, how living in one place for almost 20 years caused the clutter to set in so unexpectedly. My daughter mentioned how it reminded her of Hebrews 12:1 that says, “…let us strip off anything that slows us down or holds us back, and especially those sins that wrap themselves so tightly around our feet and trip us up; and let us run with patience the particular race that God has set before us.” (TLB)
God desires for us to be free from the “clutter” that unexpectedly sets in. Maybe our “clutter” happens to be some of the following: Unforgiveness Offense Wrong thinking habits Lies of enemy Shame Worry Addiction Insecurity Low self-esteem Bitterness
This kind of “clutter” can fill our heart and caused us to be weighed down, holding us back from living the life He has in store for us. This “clutter” not only affects our perspective, but hinders our spiritual growth, keeping us tangled up, and unable to stay on course. Ultimately it will have an adverse impact on our relationship with our self, others and God.
Hebrews 12:2 says we are to “Look away [from all that will distract] to Jesus, Who is the Leader and the Source of our faith [giving the first incentive for our belief] and is also its Finisher [bringing it to maturity and perfection] …” (AMPC)
God wants us to keep our eyes on Jesus, and with the help of the Holy Spirit and through the power of His Word, we can experience freedom and liberty from the “clutter” that infiltrated into our heart. We can repent, and have God take that “clutter” away.
He not only cleanses us, He also renews our purpose and gives us fresh vision. Proverbs 4:23 says we are to “Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.” (NLT)
Let’s decide to not let “clutter” set into our heart. Let’s be vigilant to cast all our burdens over unto Him. Let’s release the full weight of. Let’s choose to be “clutter” free. Let’s press on with race set before us knowing He will sustain us each step of the way (see Psalm 55:22 AMPC).
I am excited to get rid of the “clutter.” How about you? Blessings, Cindy