Decluttering

A current trend is decluttering. It seems more and more people are decluttering their living and storage spaces. When I perused the internet, I found a lot of expert advice on decluttering around the home. (I have some great notes for the later.)

Most of these efforts expound from the idea that a decluttered home brings about peace, joy and an easy flow of living. I agree that a decluttered space creates an easy flow of our daily lifestyles. No clamoring to find something, and not feeling over crowded just because of stuff.

However, I do not agree that a decluttered space brings peace and joy. Yes, a decluttered space can make me happy. But, happiness is a result of my reaction to my circumstances; where as, peace and joy is of my soul through Jesus. I can have peace and joy in the worst of circumstances because I have Jesus.

So, if I feel frustrated or burned out, I need to do a self check. Have allowed messages and noises of the world to drown out the message and voice of Jesus? It’s those times that I have to declutter my heart and mind and realign myself with Jesus through prayer and mediation of God’s word.

What needs decluttering in your life?

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
– Phillippians 4:8

4 Comments

  1. Elizabeth Cottrell

    Good perspective on the current rage of decluttering. It’s so important to remember the decluttering should go far past our desktop. Thanks for this reminder!

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    • Cdixon

      Thank you!

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  2. Staci Rivera

    Great post. Decluttering your physical space hopefully will represent a decluttering of the soul as well. And I love the point about the noise of the world- Yep, sometimes I need to turn off the continual auditory input and allow space for the Holy Spirit to speak. Thank you for your words!

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    • Cdixon

      Yes, we all have to turn a death ear to the world in order to hear the Holy Spirit. Thank you for reading!

      Reply

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