If you've ever sold a home and are waiting for it to close so you can move on to the next home, you realize that there is a lot of preparation involved. There is cleaning and packing that needs to be done and the process can be quite overwhelming. The home you're moving from, is now a temporary home, even though you've lived in it for a long time. You begin to get rid of the useless things that you have accumulated throughout the years and pack only the best things to take to your new home. If only we could be more proactive in decluttering as we go, we wouldn't have as much to do. As a Christ follower, we are living in our temporary home and our new home is Heaven. You can't take all the clutter you've accumulated inside into our Heavenly home, so get rid of it now! It's time to clean up and start looking like the being that resides within you. It's time to start looking like Jesus.
Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. On account of these the wrath of God is coming. In these you too once walked, when you were living in them. But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth. Colossians 3:5-9