It’s already week 5 of our Yes To God Blog Hop. These past five weeks have been so far from ordinary, I can’t even explain it. It’s amazing how when you say “Yes” to God how things can change so little but so much at the same time. New doors are opened that I never thought I would have even wanted to walk through.
This past weekend was Labor Day, which meant a much needed day off from work and school. After sleeping late and having a nice home cooked breakfast our family decided to start doing some “fall cleaning” (most people do spring cleaning but I guess procrastination was with us for a few seasons). What started in the garage led to the office, then some cabinets and drawers in the kitchen and then to the basement. The basement is where we called it quits. I realized how much stuff we needed to get rid of. Apparently I have a little hoarding quality which I’m ashamed to admit. I grew up in a time where we didn’t have much “stuff” so now that I’m married and have a job and am able to acquire my own (and my kids) “stuff” I think I have trouble letting it go. But the purging of the stuff we don’t need was so therapeutic, I didn’t want to stop.
This got me to thinking about purging on the inside too. What kinds of things are we holding onto that we need to get rid of before we can get something new to replace it? What is in our hearts that needs to be cleaned so that we can fill it with a fresh vision from God? Unforgiveness, perhaps? Maybe letting go of something that we are good at so that we can do what God has called us to do?
There seem to be some changes going on in our life. I think God is calling us to do something that frankly scares me to no end. A new beginning, something completely out of our comfort zone. But it also excites me, I have dreams and visions and plans of how to do these new things. I know that I’ve been down this road before and have gotten scared and ended up saying no to God. This time it’s different. This time I’m going to say yes!