I have a colony of dust bunnies in my home and they are only to happy to take up residence. I am often astounded when I get down on my knees to vacuum under the bed and couches. It seems as soon as I get rid of a family of dust, more arrive. With busy schedules and appointments, sometimes they accumulate and I have to take them head on!
Isn’t that just like life. It is so easy to collect dust bunnies and clutter which take up unnecessary space in our heart. With that dreaded chore of spring cleaning (what is that anyway?) why don’t we also take time to de-clutter that unnecessary life dust and clutter that keep our heart from healing and bringing a ‘spring’ in our step.
Do these dust bunnies clutter your heart?
Dust Bunny #1: Bitterness– allowing painful and hurtful situations to harden the heart without dealing with it.
Dust Bunny #2: Bondage to lies – not believing what is Truth so issues are kept in bondage.
Dust Bunny #3: Beauty-less– feelings of worthlessness and comparing to someone else.
Dust Bunny #4: Blaming God- not willing to accept that God isn’t to blame despite unfair situations.
Dust Bunny #5: Brashness (attitude)- Letting stinging thinking cloud perspective on life so there is no option to see beauty and positive situations.
Corrie Ten Boom, a Jewish victim of the Nazi Holocaust, experienced horrific life experiences but chose to get rid of dust bunnies in her life. She said,
Happiness isn’t something that depends on our surroundings…it’s something we make inside ourselves.
Life isn’t all rosy and many times unfair. We know that for sure. Honestly, there are days when I am tired of fighting the dust bunnies and clutter that keep true freedom from reigning. It’s too hard, too much work, and too painful. I want to throw up the white dust flag of defeat. Sometimes it is hard to remember the past positive experiences that brought peace. Do you feel that way?
God never promised us a perfect life here on earth but a life He would walk alongside us and help us through it. It is with that belief, we can be well on our way to clearing the clutter whether of bitterness, brashness, blaming, and selfless-love to understand we are worth fighting for. Each victory, whether small or large is a success.
Let the Spirit change your way of thinking and make you into a new person. Ephesians 4:23
Spring cleaning can begin right away even if the wintry weather is still fighting to stay. If we can let the Holy Spirit change our way of thinking and look at what life can be, Springtime has arrived!
So instead of:
- Bitterness choose Joy.
- Bondage to lies choose Truth
- Beauty-less choose inner Beauty and Self-worth
- Blaming God choose Trusting in His goodness
- Brashness (attitude) choose a Positive outlook
It’s time to fight the Dust Bunnies and clutter….
- What dust bunny do you struggle with the most?
- What steps can you take to begin to vacuum up and get rid of it?
- Do you trust God to help you de-clutter and have victory?
- Begin to know and believe you can have victory, one step at a time.
YOU CAN DO THIS!