My husband and I are moving across the street into a slightly smaller space. I know what you’re thinking, “they move too much,” and you’re right! We’re downsizing again! The collection of things I’ve been carrying from one place to another is ridiculous! Why do we need all this stuff! Dust collecting objects that just sit there. I do like to be surrounded by beautiful things, but the items collecting in my closets, hidden from sight, need to go! I don’t want my children to have to worry about all of this garbage when we pass on to Jesus, they will have enough to deal with when they sort out the rental properties. Imagine how freeing it is to be loosed from the weight of all this baggage! Our minds also collect baggage, useless, unwanted thoughts that collect in our heads, cluttering our minds, and creating heartache. If you have things in your home that cause painful memories, get rid of it, not only that, as you part with it, recreate the memory to show it as a stepping stone to where you are now. Do the same thing with the clutter in your mind! Don’t wallow in self pity for the rest of your life, it’s too short for that. Collect the fruits of the Spirit and crucify your desire for the flesh! Live unencumbered by clutter, and set yourself free.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Galatians 5:22-24