It has been a challenge to declutter my mind lately! Many times I am not even aware that I have junks all over the place! It only surfaces when the sanitation inspector in the person of the Holy Spirit walks through my mind and heart.
I wonder if my mind is different from my heart! Can someone explain please, cos lately my heart seems to be playing tricks on my mind! Hmm! That’s food for thought! Will come back to that sometime!
I found out that a lot of stuff that I thought I threw out a long time ago were sitting on the chest covered by dust. Alas, having been preoccupied gave me a sense of wellness until the dust was lifted!
Okay, what am I saying here? A while back someone threatened what was dear to my heart. Overtime, with the help of the Holy Spirit, I healed and moved on thinking all was and is well.
At a point it seem what transpired never did. You know when there’s an open sore, it’s painful and leaves a scar right. When it’s totally healed the scar would still remain as a reminder of the sore and it’s circumstances. The scar miraculously disappeared I believed for the longest time! Until..
Until I saw similar circumstances center stage before my eyes. The dust rapidly lifted revealing the old wound and kazoom, the old scar appeared!
I revisited the scene and dwelt there until it dawn on me! Is it really worth It? Especially when the circumstances is unchanged? Should I let the inconsiderate action of another steal my joy? The words of Paul in the book of Philippians reflects an attitude, a way of life that will, regardless of the restrictions placed on our liberty, keep our joy intact. To borrow from Chuck Swindoll’s Laugh Again : What A Way To Live!
Maintain your joy by weighing the importance of what is, with regard to your core,your purpose,and goal. Is it really worth your trouble?
Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!
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Wonderful writing and reminder. Thank you for sharing your walk of faith! Praying your joy remains! With my depression, ” old stuff ” seems to reappear long after I thought I had dealt with it! I think this is God’s Holy Spirit, gently reminding us we still have ” work ” to do, be that in therapy or perhaps reaching out to the ” wound-connected person or perhaps resolved in more frequent and deeper prayer! Or a combination of any of those! I appreciate you! Thank you for sharing your walk of faith and I will be praying for you and your writing ministry!
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Absolutely! Thanks for sharing your experience Rick. Thankful also that the Holy Spirit helped me to see it for what it Is! Thanks for the prayers. It gives me comfort always.