Clutter Danger Zone—Deep and Hidden Things

This image makes me laugh out loud. I would call this the Clutter Danger Zone.  I’m not talking about the hoarding kind of clutter; like the kind that can cause a health hazard.  I’m talking about the small little bumps and bruises kind of clutter.

3 kinds of Clutter that can be Hazardous to your Being

1.       Falling Clutter:  Recently, a girlfriend shared with me that she couldn’t take it anymore.  A particular task had been lurking for a while, literally.  She opened the door of a closet and out flies an object. It became the emergency danger zone purge.  Hey, whatever motivates…right?! 

2.       Too Close for Comfort Clutter:  Another story I heard recently was of a drawer so full that it took force to close it and wham…finger injury.  Again, swift and blinding de-cluttering happened. 

3.       Trip and Fall Clutter: Piles on the floor impeding traffic zone which leads to a slip and fall injury. Bruises on the knee and ego!

Maybe, sometimes, we need a twinge of pain to move us forward in this journey. 

Okay, so I’m not wishing for an injury to spur you into action. I am however hoping for something to get you and I unstuck.

Today, as I have sat in front of my computer in a frozen state, I started to think that facing the fear just isn’t worth it. It’s easier to stay in the comfort zone; the easy street. What is this strong force that keeps me paralyzed? It’s a steady battle in the oppressed mind.  Oppression, a sense of being weighed down in body or mind. 

So the formula for beating this oppressive mindset is to:

·         Be aware—acknowledge the mind is going down the dark path

·         Capture negative thought—stop it in its tracks

·         Replace with truth—oppression is from the enemy

Mind clutter is hazardous to your being too. It’s likely what has led to the 3 types of dangerous clutter listed above. 

Are you ready to break free? Ready for action?

Let’s practice this out loud:

I am aware.

I am onto the enemy’s tricks.

I am capable of change.

I am a conqueror.

I can overcome.               

The danger is believing the lies. The danger is conceding; throwing in the towel.

Tell me about the dangerous clutter in your life. Whether it be falling articles, finger breaking and toe stubbing physical clutter; or perhaps the threat of mind clutter lurks in the darkness. 

Let’s do this together. Step away from the Danger Zone.

Into the light. One step at a time.


He reveals deep and hidden things;
    he knows what is in the darkness,
    and the light dwells with him. Daniel 2:22