Clean Out The Junk

Have you ever detoxed from sugar or other not so healthy items? I have a few times. I always begin by stripping the ‘bad’ food from the cabinets and fridge to help clear the shelves for the ‘better’ foods. This gives me more room to choose from healthier, better, choices.

Unhealthy emotional barricades that block the path for good exist in our spiritual lives also. After talking with a friend about the struggles in her marriage she reacted in a way I didn’t expect. She was angry and used many words to tell me so. Then she shut me out erecting a wall of defense. I built walls around my heart to protect me from the hurt I felt. The feeling of rejection.

The walls were built from past experiences of rejection, being called out for something we did wrong, being beaten by words of others, being prideful that we are right and they are wrong. Boxes of loneliness, fear, doubt, confusion, comparison, and worry build up on the shelves blocking us from accepting what God wants to teach us in those moments. The learning moments.

Like organizing our cabinets during a food cleanse, we need to mute the noise of emotional barriers. Leave behind the very items that clog our spirit and hold us back from the loving and merciful God we serve.

Listen to the episode to learn how we can challenge ourselves to acknowledge the obstructions and rid ourselves of the burden.

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Colossians 3:7-8