Here I was, sitting on the floor and journaling, when suddenly I looked up at my closet and thought to myself, “I really need to get that organized.” Christmas, spring, summer, and fall decorations along with shoes and clothes all stuffed in one little space. Oh, and lots and lots of memorabilia from two boys who are now living on their own hundreds of miles away. Well, of course that distracted me from praying.
I began to think about how similar our minds are to a closet. Our thoughts can be here and there. Sometimes they jump around so quickly that it gets confusing and overwhelming. Like a disorganized closet, our thoughts also need to be tended to. That is why we really need to be purposeful when it comes to our mind. If we do not take our thoughts captive, as Paul told the Corinthians, they will rule the day and steal away our time, peace and joy.
“We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” – 2 Corinthians 10:5
When it comes to a physical closet, it is actually up to us to get up and begin removing and reorganizing everything, but the uncluttering of our minds has to be done by God, with our cooperation of course! When we allow the Holy Spirit to come in and take charge, He organizes our minds and we receive peace, healing, hope, joy, and purpose. Which is what I believe I am beginning to experience as I obey and begin to write what He is showing me.
I could never imagine myself sitting here writing this little devotion and testimony a few years ago, but with God all things are possible. He “makes all things new!” Give Him room to do the necessary work. He is the Great Organizer!