As a teenager, my room looked like a cyclone. A disheveled wreck. I had to close the door behind me so nobody would see my mess. As an adult, I became compulsive about keeping everything in place, all in an effort to make up for the times that I didn’t control myself and made a mess of my life.
Our thoughts can get disheveled. We easily fall into traps that rob us of the gift of living in perfect peace. If we trust in our performance, and in our record, we’ll forever be disheveled. But, if we trust in Jesus, we realize that He has the answers. Given the chance to “move in,” He straightens out our thinking and proves to us that He truly is “The Way, The Truth, and The Life.”(John 14:6) He “moves out” misconceptions and sets us free to settle down soul deep.
What’s on your mind?
Keep the door open to your mess. Let The Lord “move in,” lighten your load, and bring you total well-being soul deep. He is able.
Have you tried to “make up” for choices? Do you relate to the peace piece? Have you gone for compulsive control to cope? Let Jesus take homespot in your soul. Empty your backpack of burdens. We’re never too much for the Lord to carry.
Excerpt from New Book Release
“Come To The Table”:
Nothing was out of place, all tied to a continued effort to exert control because I knew I had lost it. I’d carefully clear countertops, make my bed, and try to clear my mind and settle my heart. Compulsive is defined in Webster’s Dictionary as resulting from or relating to an irresistible urge. Mine? To hold it together. You see, on the other side of choices are more choices and sometimes we make choices that we regret. No matter how hard we try, we can’t make our regrets “all better”. Clearing countertops is one thing, clearing the rubble of a broken heart is another. Temporary substitutes won’t stand the test of time. The One who holds all things together stands in the midst of it all and He is the only answer. Jesus can.
“May God Himself, the heavenly Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
release grace over you and impart total well-being into your lives.” (Ephesians 1:2)