Many may know of the show called, “Hoarders.” I know we can cringe when we see rooms stacked up to the ceiling with stuff that will not be used. And because of all the clutter it leaves room for rodents to find a home there. Sounds horrific, right? But some of our souls look like that, full of clutter and attracting infection.
The thing about clutter is that it makes us feel like we have company. We keep certain numbers to call just in case. We keep clothes because they hold memories (even if the memories are toxic). And because we do not see ourselves past our past, we will hide in its clutter and settle for a false façade of safety.
See, grieving does not just take place at a funeral; grieving is when we do not see ourselves beyond our past. It is when we celebrate who we used to be, not understanding that God has more for us. Yes, we may have been the great cheerleader or athlete in high school. We may have had a great shape and was popular back in the day. But just because we are evolving does not mean there is no purpose to fulfil. Because there’s still breath in our bodies there’s still purpose in our lives.
What are you holding on to that has cluttered your soul and clouded your vision of who God says you are? Receive God’s grace to see beyond the familiar, who you used to be, and embrace who you are in Him. We are waiting on you…