I love reality shows that their mission is to improve, organize, declutter, purge, and update as I am in the improvement business myself. I am a fixer, sometimes this is a good thing and sometimes it is not.
I was leading small group last night and we were talking about a particular section in our study titled “Coming Clean”. Priscilla informed us that Clean House was one of her favorite t.v. programs.
We cling to what is comfortable and have no desire of coming clean.
Oh how I wish that the messiness and hoarding could be that simple…foolishness. But it seems to stem from some form of loss which keeps compounding until we are in fact Buried Alive, as the title conveys. But there is a way out, if we choose. We can allow God to come in evaluate the mess, put His team to work, and free us from what is weighing us down.
Matthew 11:28 says it best. “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls.”
So whether you hold on to those things that are tangible or not, maybe it’s time for a little Clean Sweep.