The chaos of clutter

Does you often feel overwhelmed with everything you try to accomplish? Do you feel clutter overcrowds your life?

Often 5 minutes after I have finished cleaning, I can turn around and find more clutter and mess than before I started cleaning…

I often wonder how much our earthly clutter resembles our spiritual clutter.

Clutter breeds clutter…

My life often feels cluttered with 3 small children, one who is in Prep, a 3 year old and a 3 month old.

This year has seen the beginning of juggling 3 children, school runs, housework, lunches, study (yes I am trying to accomplish a bachelor of Accounting), me time and anything I may have forgotten!

So dealing with physical clutter is quite simple, somewhat time consuming but still relatively simple. All we need to do is remove the things we no longer need or use! Being the queen of clutter and disorganisation, I’m not going to tell you how to sort out your own clutter…

However, dealing with my spiritual clutter is another matter altogether. To begin with I need to work out why I am spiritually cluttered, what I have added to my relationship with Jesus that isn’t necessary, albeit no doubt good. Have I placed expectations on my relationship that are unattainable on a regular basis; have I over-committed my time to things that are good and no doubt Godly? Have I been to focused on how much I read of my Bible rather than meditating on a few key verses each day? Do I spend too much time listening to what other people have to say about Jesus rather than spending quiet time with Him?

Don’t get me wrong all of this is good and even Godly, but the question I am trying to ask is, In my pursuit of godliness, have I left Jesus behind?

Have I forgotten what it is to spend time considering God’s transforming love? Am I more focused on my performance for him or what He has accomplished for me? At the end of each day do I have rest in my soul because of Him, or do I go to bed with guilt and a determination to do better tomorrow?

Is my life to cluttered to realise the reason I live? Am I to caught up in my own clutter to realise that God is bigger than me, and certainly bigger than my problem with clutter. God has created each of us for His purpose and will.

It’s time to de-clutter and re-energize for the year ahead, and the way to do that is spending time reading God’s great love story…