Decluttering Your Space and Letting God Have His Way

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Decluttering Your Space and Letting God Have His Way

BY: Fabiola Michel

It’s that time of the year again! Yup, you guessed it; Spring Cleaning! Spring cleaning for most is a time of the year where you clean your house. Dictionary defines it as “a thorough cleaning of a house or room, typically undertaken in spring”. We often associate spring cleaning with its literal meaning, but spring cleaning can be associated with just about anything! Have you ever been so overwhelmed to the point that you wish your brain had a reset button? I know I have! It is in those times where we should seek God the most. It is in those overwhelming moments that God wants us to turn to him so that he can carry the burdens for us. Just as we do spring cleanings in our homes, offices, cars, etc., we need to learn to declutter our spaces (minds, schedules, busy lives) to let God have His way!

I get it, we are all busy! As someone who is trying to get a business up and running, full time student, job, and who has church leadership roles, I know a thing or two about being busy. God understands, but He also knows that we can make time for Him if we wanted to so simply being “busy” isn’t a good enough excuse sis! Below are some spring cleaning tips that will help you to hit that reset button!

  1. Write it down and pray over it- whatever has been weighing heavy on your mind and in your spirit, write it down and present your requests to the Lord. He already knows what we are thinking, when we are thinking it, and how it makes us feel, but presenting it to him is letting him know that we want Him to intervene on our behalf. The bible tells us to pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17) so pray over that situation until you get a move from God.

  2. Create a space/ environment where you feel like you can go before God and just lay it all out. Some call this a prayer room, but it doesn’t always have to be confined to a room. For me, I like to sit outside and bask in the stillness of nature. God’s masterpiece brings me peace. For some it may be a song that puts you in that space, whatever it is, use it when you start to feel anxious or overwhelmed.

  3. Find and try to memorize at least 3 Bible verses that will bring you comfort. My 3 favorites are: Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) 11For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV) “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

Matthew 6:25 (NIV) “25 Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?