Last week I wrote about the physical clutter that takes space and energy in our homes. Today's post is also about clutter, though of a different kind.
Do you ever feel that your mind is cluttered? Mine is. It's cluttered with negative thoughts, regret, envy, guilt, resentment, and a bunch of other things that detract from my happiness and willingness to serve others. How can I be able to serve when I'm weighed down with a myriad of such nasties?
Sometimes I do pretty well about clearing out this clutter. It comes as no surprise when I realize that those times are when I am closer to the Lord. And sometimes I collect mind-clutter like a squirrel storing away nuts for the winter.
So, for today, I am grateful for those occasions when I can clean out the clutter in my mind.