Clutter. Hopefully we are facing our clutter. Hopefully we are making wise choices on what we allow to come into and stay in our homes. Fear and Being over-whelmed are the last two contributors to Clutter as mentioned in the original post (Day 17), which will be addressed.
Have we ever held on to something for FEAR we would one day need it? If so, what is it and do we REALLY think we will need it if we have not used it yet? Is it that hard to find if we do need it again one day? Could someone else use it? Will we be able to LIVE without it?
We can become very dependent on our things. And fear can be a very powerful motivator. If we trust in perfect love, fear is cast out. In the absence of fear, our decisions are motivated properly. And we can let go of things we don’t truly need.
And here is the last piece to tackle when facing CLUTTER. What do we do when there is WAY TOO MUCH to do? It looks as though we will never make a dent in the stuff that surrounds us. So, we just throw up our hands in the air and give up without even continuing in the effort.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Hebrews 12:1
EFFORT. You get an “A” for effort, some will say. I think in this case, it is definitely true. Make an effort. Do a little at a time. Set goals and don’t exceed them to prevent burn-out. By all means create more challenging goals as the efforts start to pay-off. Don’t give up.
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9
May we cast our fears to You Jesus, that Your love would take us over. May we be motivated by love and make decisions accordingly. May my heart and yours be strengthened to move ahead and face the battle Clutter presents to us. May we make every effort to move forward to take care of clearing things up. In the name of JESUS!
But those who trust in the LORD will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31