When we left off in Part Four we had begun discussing those things that you have kept tucked away in the nooks and crannies of your heart...Your Soul House.
Those things that have accumulated and built up creating emotional and spiritual clutter.
"For He is not a God of confusion and disorder, but of peace and order."
1 Cor. 14:33
I gave you a little list of "issues" to spur you on in your personal search for that which has been left un-attended to in your own heart.
I hope you found time (errr...TOOK time) to pull away with the Lord,
time to seek Him and what it is He is telling you
that YOU personally need to deal with once and for all.
Once we IDENTIFY those things/issues, it is time to evaluate them.
Just like we did in our closets we have to decide which category each item needs to fall into.
If this "issue" is something that no longer serves you well,
that you simply need to LET GO OF
then toss it into the sea of forgetfulness!!!
Things like pain, fear, anger....
THROW IT AWAY
You are going to find some things that need to be GIVEN AWAY.
Forgiveness is one of the biggest things you will find you need to GIVE.
You have hung on to that issue for way too long, it is time to deal with it
sufficiently and offer forgiveness.
It is far more freeing than you will ever know.
In forgiving you are not saying it was okay what they did to you,
it is saying that you know the love of the Lord and His forgiveness
and you can and will offer it to those who have injured your heart.
GRACE is another thing you can offer.
How many times are we quick to be upset with someone,
be graceful, be kind and loving.
GIVE THOSE THINGS AWAY!
PUT AWAY refers to those things that you have put in the wrong place.
Like letting things become so much bigger than they really are,
blowing things out of proportion.
Bad habits can be misplaced.
BLAME is usually misplaced!
Always remember this...
THERE IS NO BLAME
AND NO SHAME
"There is now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus,
who do not walk according to the flesh but to the Spirit."
"You can't keep the birds from flying around your head
but you can keep them from building a nest."
All of these "issues" you are carrying around are making your life miserable.
It is like you carrying around a back-pack of heavy rocks.
Each issue is one of the "rocks" in that pack.
The load is weighing you down and slowing you up,
not allowing you to be as strong and productive as you are meant to be.
As you begin to unload them you will feel your load lighten
and you will feel stronger and more confident than ever!
I carried around a pretty heavy load of rocks for years.
My shoulders were slumped from the sheer weight of it all.
I will share the story of my personal process of letting it all go,
cleaning out my heart...my Soul House.