Relinquish the Fantasy of an Uncluttered World
Today’s Jesus Calling devotion advises us to learn to ” live above your circumstances, even while interacting on that cluttered plane of life. You yearn for a simplified lifestyle, so that your communication with Me can be uninterrupted. But I challenge you to relinquish the fantasy of an uncluttered world. Accept each day just as it comes, and find Me in the midst of it all.”
Prayer Journal entry:
I am worse than most when it comes to clutter.
My clutter is extensive: I have always had more than my share of physical clutter and I also have a ton of mental and emotional clutter. How liberating to know I am not alone!!!!!
I often feel overwhelmed by mail, papers, laundry and kids toys. Yes I am a mom but I can’t blame the girls. I come from a long line of pack rats.
I used to think it ran in the family and that It skips a generation, and skips two occasionally. My grandmother recycled every piece of gift wrap or tissue paper and every bag or box she received. But I am like my mom in that while it skipped a generation in her work life, home is more than fair game.
I realize now that it’s a sign that I am in touch with the reality of this world. It’s God’s way of showing me the need to slow down, breathe, relax, tell Him my troubles, and wait for His answers which will come, but in His time. He wants us to live in today, cluttered as it is,… So clearing up yesterday’s clutter helps me have discipline to avoid creating more clutter. And with my degree of clutter it will take some time to dig out, so I thank God for the clutter because it’s such a great thorn in the side, i.e., motivator. How’s that for Him using my weaknesses to prosper me?
As I turn to the task of clearing ALL of my clutter, all I can do is Praise God. And take it one day at a time. 🙂