Last week, I talked about clearing the clutter from your home. But that’s not the only place you can clean up in your existence. You can also take time to clear the clutter in your mind and spirit.
See, we want to hold on to EVERYTHING in our lives, especially us mommas. We want to fix every problem and rescue every victim. Every child’s struggle is ours and every family member’s plight is our own. We want to do it all. There’s an ever increasing list of projects to do around the house. And let’s not even talk about all the stuff we hope to incorporate into our homeschool. We also carry things emotionally that clutter our minds and spirits. Whether it’s a recent upset or a past lost, there are just some things we can’t seem to let go.
These things can totally weigh us down. Constantly consuming our time and consuming our energy. We can quickly find ourselves in a place where we are mentally fried and spiritually clogged. So what to do? Clear your plate. Clean out the non-essentials. Get your mind clean and clear so you can focus on what’s most important in your life and on this homeschool journey.
For me, gaining a clear state of mind and spirit comes through my relationship with the Father. It takes relationship and experience with Him to believe that His Word is true. I know I can “[cast] the whole of [my] care on Him, for He cares about [me] watchfully.” 1 Peter 5:7 AMPC I’m renewed and given strength because I trust I’m putting my problems in the hands of someone who can handle them for me.
But none of these scriptures mean much if I’m not faithful enough to LET GO (clearing the clutter) and trust Jehovah. I know He will do what He says. I have to trust He can handle my cares, and He will make provisions for all my needs. I know filling my mind and spirit with too much stuff distracts me from the family ministry I’ve been charged to lead.
I’m humble enough to know that I don’t have one system in place or nugget of wisdom or high enough IQ that I can do a better job at carrying all the stuff that life puts on my plate. I gladly give them to Him and He takes care of them for me every single time.
Now others may seek other avenues to clear their mental, emotional, and spiritual plate. Whatever your choice, make sure you keep your home, your mind, and heart clutter free for the season to come.
I’m most importantly a follower of Christ by who’s blood we believe there is salvation. We believe in biblical Truth only. Being led by the Spirit of God, we seek to raise our family by that Truth. I am a wife of 7 years, and mom to 8 wonderful children ages 6-7 months. We have been homeschooling for 2 years officially (6 if you include preschool). I enjoy music, gardening, and learning to live a healthy, non-toxic lifestyle.