I have a habit of letting clothes pile up on my bed. Now that I live on my own (and have much more room to throw my things around), I find that I consequently have much more room to have piles of clothes around too. I’m really trying to work on that but after work and church I’m just so tired to fold things up and blah blah blah.
After cleaning my apartment from top to bottom this weekend, I made up in my mind that I would make a REAL effort to put my clothes up.
Day 5 of success ! #dontjudgeme
Each day, it involved a choice. It involved an effort. Now, it’s much easier to throw our clothes everywhere but it takes making a decision for cleanliness, a decision for order that makes the difference. Plus, it leads for better clarity once you know where your things are. (And may I add, that I have so many more outfit choices now that everything’s so organized AHHH 😁)
Our relationships with God are similar to that. Granted, you may be one of those lucky super clean freaks which is cool. BUT the pieces of your heart, your dirty laundry, is JUST EVERYWHERE. In a mess. All over. And you’d much rather just keep making different piles of hurt, shame, guilt, lust ..and navigate around them.
Good luck with that. It doesn’t work. We all do it ..as if …it works. Lollll.
Why? Cause it appears “easier” – easier to manage and easier to live in a dirty, messy state. It’s much easier to make the piles than have them cleaned and put away.
Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28 NLT)
And even if you decide at this moment that you feel better holding on to all of this messy stuff, just be grateful for every moment after this to have a do over – a chance to make a decision to give it to God.
Every day is a chance to do it over and to make that decision.
So, let’s put the piles away. What’s awesome is that we don’t have to go through the laundry, the stuff and separate – God’s blood doesn’t discriminate and has crazy cleansing power. He is our very own “rinse and repeat”. [Cue Travis Greene’s “The Hill” pleaseeee]
Let’s pray that God will remove the spaces in our hearts where our soiled parts of ourselves live. Let’s make an effort every day to take off the ugly parts of us and diligently seek God to clean us all over again.
Let’s be grateful for the do over.