A few months ago I listened to a message which touched something in my soul. The speaker addressed the issue of decluttering by using the analogy of a phone. Although the owner wanted to add more resources to the device, he couldn’t because, simply put, the memory was full. In order to add more items, the owner had to delete all the junk that had accumulated on the phone over the years of ownership.
When I heard that message, I realized I was like that phone! My memory was full. Emotionally I had reached my capacity yet persons still demanded more of me. I also realized that there were too many persons around me who were literally sucking my energy and emotions dry.
Physically I was full! Whenever persons asked me how I was doing, my first reaction was to say “I’m tired!”. Truly I was, because I had never embraced the benefits of saying no and so, although I had reached my capacity, I was still accepting mundane stuff that made me feel overwhelmed. With the feeling of being overwhelmed, came my anger that persons couldn’t see that I had reached my capacity! My tiredness extended on a spiritual level as well. I was always giving yet because of the time it took to give, I had no energy or time to pour in. My Bible reading was rushed! My praying was done on-the-go! My memory had simply overflown.
Because of my state, I felt like I was on the outside looking it. I felt undervalued! God wanted to give me peace, joy and satisfaction but I had nowhere to receive it. When I came to that realization, I decided to make use of the delete option. And oh how I deleted! I deleted the persons who offered no value to my life. I deleted the persons who were plain out emotionally and spiritually unhealthy. I started mastering the art of saying “NO” and not feeling guilty. I started stepping back at church and simply taking the time to breathe and listen to God.
I was amazed at how well this decision to empty out worked out! I felt lighter and happier than I had felt in years. I am soaring! My praise and worship ministry started blossoming as the Lord blessed me with bravery. I began to realize that I didn’t need everyone’s validation to be happy or be good at what I do. I was able to move pass the inconsequential things and focus on what truly mattered. Most importantly, I got the time to rediscover myself and mature. I can honestly say I am better for it.
Many of us are like that phone! We have ran out of space. Although we want to do things differently, we can’t because we just have no space! You can’t soar with the excess and unneeded baggage! If you want to soar, you have to declutter your life! Will you join me in pressing the delete button?
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I am a dynamic young lady who loves the Lord and seek to have a joy that no one can take away. My all-time favourite thing to do is gaining discoveries by design from My Father during our time each day. Reading, learning and trying new things falls behind in a close second place. My dream is to use my God-given talents to positively impact as many people as possible. As a proud Wolmerian, with a zest for life, I adhere to the “Age Quod Agis” motto in that whatsoever I do, I always do it to the best of my ability.