The biggest job in a move is packing all the years of accumulated stuff. It is tough to decide what needs to go, what to keep, and what should be replaced. But getting sorted is essential for lasting change.
“I pray because I can’t help myself. I pray because I’m helpless. It doesn’t change God – it changes me.” — C. S. Lewis
When I wanted to move on with God, I realized that I had accumulated years of self doubt, self hatred, and self analysis. Boxes full of nothing but self, self, self! Only God could set me free and open up a world of love through giving and sharing. Only He could convince me that I am not a victim, a loser, a loner. I belong to God and I am free and loved and made for a purpose. You won’t see me on Instagram or YouTube, but that doesn’t change how my Father God looks at me. He showed me that being famous has nothing to do with being fabulous to Him.
Getting Sorted is Essential for Lasting Change
It took me months, well, years, well, okay, I’m still working on, packing up all the negative self-talk I had accumulated. As I move to my new positive space, I have a deep peace inside me that will not be moved. God helped me sort out the junk and replace it with positive stuff. In the process, I was able to keep the precious memories that created my unique personality, family legacy, and sense of humor.
How is this possible? Only with God. From time spent in Bible reading, praying, crying, praise, and lots of encouragement from my family and the Holy Spirit.
All these possibilities are open to you. Although the process is painful, pack up the junk, keep the special, and embrace the new. Be free to enjoy the gift of your life. Next week we learn to live, love, and rest in God’s grace.
Praise the Lord, who did not let their teeth tear us apart! We escaped like a bird from a hunter’s trap. The trap is broken, and we are free! Our help is from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.Psalm 124:6-8 NLT
No discipline is enjoyable while it is happening—it’s painful! But afterward there will be a peaceful harvest of right living for those who are trained in this way.Hebrews 12:11 NLT