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