Monday, November 19, 2012

A Hair tie, A Penny, A Popcorn Kernel and a Broken Pencil

Yesterday Dan and I decided we needed to vacuum under our couch. So in a wave of ambition he started taking apart the sectional, and trying to move it so I could reach in those places that haven’t been reached in too long. It doesn’t matter who you are, we have all had an assorted collection of stuff that collects under our couch that you can’t help but look at it and wonder, “How did that get there?”, or “ Huh? I didn’t know that was there?”, and the “Eww really, KIDS!”

I would have never guessed all that junk was under the couch. It certainly didn’t look like it from the outside, but never the less all of that was hidden from my view.

As people we live our lives like this. We think that all is well. We spend a lot of time making sure we look good, and truthfully there can be a lot of things going on in the inside. Underneath those smiles, teeth whiteners, and lipstick can be something that isn’t as pretty.

We have to learn to have an attitude that we are open for correction. We all have to be humble enough to pray that God would show us the areas in our lives that may be collecting junk.

I make it a habit to try to deal with things right away, but I’ll admit I’m not perfect. The Bible is very clear about needing to have a correctable attitude because quite frankly things can be exposed. We can’t think we are above God and that we can do things hidden and keep piling things on top of those junky areas. Just like the dirt and junk under my couch eventually those areas will come out.

Luke 8:17 (ESV) “ For nothing is hidden that will not be made manifest, nor is anything secret that will not be known and come to light.”

You need to have the attitude that you are open to God to reveal those hidden places. He sees and knows what is under your “couch” more than you do. He knows those hidden places in your life and you need to give them to Him. In order for you to get to where He’s called you to get you have to let go of the hidden junk. It’ll just weigh you down.

Remember He has awesome plans for your life. Get Excited.

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