Never mind about your belongings, because the best of all Egypt will be yours.’”
Some of us are hoarders of the past, refusing to let go of your heyday when you were in your prime, when life was at its best in your mind. Or you are a hoarder of past hurt and the pain that consumes you.
Some of us are hoarders of junk, clothes, furniture, trinkets, and do-dads that are of no real use to us, especially not in the future. We can’t receive the blessings God has in store for us because our hands and rooms are filled to capacity with ‘stuff’.
The only way to receive our blessings is to make space for them by de-cluttering our lives, getting rid of the excess, walking away from the baggage, and cleaning our spiritual, mental, and physical houses so that nothing is blocking the way.
We’re trying to hold on to people, reinventing a new relationship out of the old one that crashed and burned. Why can’t you see that relationship for what it was and what it is, the past. While you’re trying to hold on to that person you aren’t freeing yourself up to be fully blessed by new relationships. You also aren’t allowing them to be fully committed to a new relationship, because they still have to entertain you and manage your expectations.
Some people don’t just do this with one person. They do this with several people that they’ve chosen to hoard in redefined relationships. Imagine trying to juggle multiple relationships that you won’t let go of; you can’t possibly have room for the person who was chosen by God to be with you, because you refuse to let go of the people you’re hoarding. Your arms, mind, heart, body is pulled in different directions. How can you possibly invest the time and care in a brand new relationship? How can you embrace what God is bringing to you if your baskets are already full?
Yesterday and today I purged some things in my life, and today I contemplate the relationships that need pruning and purging. It’s not a vindictive or malicious act, it’s a loving one. It doesn’t have to be a negative. It’s a positive. What God has for you requires you to be fully receptive, open, willing, and available. Let things be free to be appreciated by others. Let people go and be free to love and be loved fully without restrictions.
If you’re already maxed out, preoccupied, and distracted, how do you expect to receive abundance with a hoarder mentality and lifestyle?
Something to think about.
Father I want to let go of the excess, let go of the past, and move forward in my present so that I can have a rewarding future. I want to move forward on the path that You have placed before me.
There are people from my past and present that I need to let go of, either the memories of what once was, or the pain that was caused, or what I hoped could possibly be. No matter the excuse I tell myself, the reality is, some people have to go because their time with me has expired. I need to be open to new people and new relationships.
I understand that I must be willing to leave behind or let go of belongings that I have acquired over the years, because You have planned to provide only the best in abundance for me elsewhere. I am ready Lord to let go; to sell, donate, and give away that which I don’t need, so that I am free to receive the new blessings that are in store for me. In Your name I pray. Amen.
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