When you first think that it is time to declutter, what comes to mind? Is it your basement or a closet? Your junk drawer or the the garage? Is it the stack of papers in your office? I think we all have to hit our breaking point before we can declutter things in our lives. There comes a time when we need to get rid of the mess and disorder. To declutter means to remove things that we don’t need anymore to make room for new and better things.
Well, I finally began to declutter things in my life. But the key to my decluttering madness was not just about cleaning out the “Michigan” box that has been in my basement for three years. There are objects and possessions that I need to remove from my life. But there are also people, habits, and thoughts that need to addressed as well.
Before I expected to have happiness, joy and love in my heart and home, I had to let go of the some “Junk”. The hardest thing was letting people go that were in my life. I am not just referring to my ex husband here. I am talking about people who I thought were my friends and people who I thought had my best interest in heart. I realized that there comes a time when God is preparing you for something and everyone can’t always go with you. Sometimes people in your life can actually block your blessings and you don’t even realize it.
It is very hard for me to throw things away. There are somethings that hold sentimental value so I will keep them. But there are things that I haven’t looked at in years. Why do I feel the need to still hold on to it? I had to ask myself what value does this really have in my life? Maybe it is time to let it go.
If there are things that are cluttering up your space, your mind, and your heart. I challenge you today to take the first step and start small, but begin the declutter process. I can guarantee you will feel better when you let go of hurt feelings, the past, objects that only bring up bad memories and pain. Those things must go. Once you do that you have opened up space in your heart and home to receive the desires of your heart.
When I lost friends, it was devastating. I admit I was hurt. I have always wanted people to like me. I didn’t need a hundred friends just a few that I could trust. At times I do miss the friends that I lost. I promised myself to remain a confident person even without them. God has replaced those friends with so many wonderful people in my life. My friends that I have now were destined to be in my life at this very moment.
As much as decluttering the rooms in your house or a closet or a drawer are important. Decluttering your live of the drama and negativity is priority one.