Monday, March 19, 2012
I'm taking a slight deviation from my usually up-beat and light posts to write about something that's really been weighing on my heart. I'm feeling a need to purge. No, not physically lose my stomach contents, but to purge some things from my life.
I've come to realize that I have a lot of "stuff." A lot of stuff in my home, stuff in my life, stuff in my thoughts, stuff in my heart, stuff in my soul. Some stuff is good, and useful, and comforting. But some stuff is draining, unnecessary, and just plain sucking the life out of me, crowding my home, my life, my thoughts, my energy and my soul.
I'm feeling very motivated to get rid of the weight, get rid of the things weighing me down. I'm tired of feeling weary and I'm tired of not having the room for what's most important. God has really been speaking to my heart lately and there is one constant theme: let go. So, here I go, here is the beginning of my journey of letting go. Let me first recognize God's role in this. It is His strength I will be pulling from, His wisdom, and His leading. In everything, in all of this, from the most complicated of situations, to the most simple of items to give away, I will consult Him and desire His counsel when letting go. Some stuff should be easy, and some stuff is going to be just plain painful. But I feel that it is all necessary and that God is asking me to trust Him and to have faith.
My goal: to get rid of the things that are in the way of what's most important to me in my life. To get rid of the things that pull me away from my God, my husband, my babies, my well-being, and my home. As open as I am, in this case, I'm not going to give a detailed list of these things in this forum. I just want to share my thoughts, and hopefully inspire anyone else who may feel just as weary as I do. Let us be a resource for each other, let us remind each other to pray, let us unite and simplify!