Another thing that keeps me from moving forward is my mind.  You know the thoughts in the attic of my body? The brain.  The squishy thing that allows us to function.

Yep.  That’s right.  The devil gets in my mind and makes me think all kinds of negative thoughts.  And then those negative thoughts turn into worry and before I realize it, I’m stuck.  I’m too paralyzed to move.  My thoughts stay stuck in worry and the devil is sitting in the corner in his recliner enjoying the discombobulated view.

You been there?  Negative thoughts?  Feeling stuck in the mud and not being able to move forward?  Well it’s time to declutter.

Declutter our thoughts and minds and worries.

Just like decluttering our homes, we first have to identify the problem.  And usually it’s that we haven’t put our whole trust in God to handle the situations.  I don’t know about you but I kind of choose what I give God to handle and keep the things I think I can control or WANT to control the outcome.  When my plan doesn’t work like I think it should, then I give it to God and pretty soon, before I know it, I take it back again.

Gee whiz!  Now it’s a big ole fat mess and my mind is cluttered with all kinds of anxious thoughts and worries.

Psalm 56:3 – when I am afraid I put my trust in you.  That’s what David said to God.

Why can’t we be more trusting?

Jesus said in Matthew 11:28 – Come to me all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest.

The same God and the same Jesus are with us today.  Why do we have such trouble letting them take our burdens?

I’m reading John Ortman’s book,  If You’re Going to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the BoatHe has the reader identify what the boat is in their life.

What is keeping you stuck and not allowing you to step out in faith like Peter did when he walked on the water toward Jesus?

I identified my boat.  Your boat may be a job, a habit or a person.  Your boat is whatever is keeping you from moving forward in trust with Christ.  Your boat is what you need to leave behind and let Jesus take care of – completely.  You can’t walk on the water with Jesus until you leave behind the boat.

Figure out what is weighing you down and cluttering your mind.  Identify the worry and the anxiety.  Then step out of the boat, knock down the cobwebs and enjoy a life full of trust and joy.

2 Thessalonians 3:16 – Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.

Decluttering…one step at a time.  🙂