What is clutter?
So, then, clutter in our lives shows itself in confusion, noise, disorder; a jumble of too many activities and too much stuff filling our lives and covering us over.
Our homes are cluttered and disorganized when we can’t find things, closets are bulging, papers are everywhere, chores go undone and drawers are spilling over.
Our time is cluttered when we have too many activities on the calendar and too much on our to-
Our relationships are cluttered when we continue to hold on to dysfunctional and hurtful people and/or we fill our days with meetings, committees, organizations, and conversations that are without any true value.
Our emotions are cluttered with too many unresolved issues and unforgiveness, too much drama, and too much time-fighting fires rather than clearing the underlying brush.
Our lives are taken over with clutter and we lose our way. We can’t find the path because so much is in the way and we can’t walk with Jesus without tripping over the clutter in our lives.
Clutter steals your energy for life - steal it back
Take a deep breath and let yourself know that Christ is present with you. No matter what state you have allowed your life to become, He is still for you, likes you, loves you, and is willing to help you clean up the mess.
“Walk” with Him through your home, work, emotions, relationships, etc., and let Him show you what you can let go of, what you can get rid of, and what to hang on to.
As you envision to declutter your life do you get a sense of the energy that you will have for what is most important?
Wouldn’t your home be more restful without the clutter?
Wouldn’t the relationships that are good be even sweeter with the life-
Wouldn’t your time to think and dream and love to be freed up as your schedule was?
Get a very clear picture of a decluttered area of your life and then make it happen. Take it one step at a time –
Make a plan, work on it a little each day and see your life emerge from under the rubble.
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