WOW! I have not been faithful in keeping up with my blog and I am apologize but I have been faithful in a different kind of way, I m still battling against piles that are always abounding, surmounting clutter and the fight to simplifying my families lives by riding us of stuff and busy schedules.
Two CHRISTmas’ past my two wonderful sister’s and focus driven brother-in-law gave me the most wonderful gift….. They gifted me with a, “Purge til it hurts weekend.” Okay, I asked for it as my gift. Desperation will lead you to do crazy things. The weekend consisted of minimizing the amount of clothes my whole family had, a total redo of my laundry room/storage room and craft supplies. My brother-in-law even went as far as helping my children totally clean out their rooms and minimize the stuff they had. It was such a wonderful time for me and my kids were even pleased. We donated a van and car load of stuff!!!!! We felt so relieved afterwards and it could never have been done on my own. They were the catalyst that empowered us to step over the line of discouragement and self-condemnation. Thank you my sweet sister’s and brother-in-law!!
Fast forward to today, January 3, 2012. Ever since that day my family and I have kept a running donation box going and are frequenters of the drop off location:) I can’t say that I’m all healed and the cycle is totally broken but, I have been able to see when things get too far out of hand and I’m able to put everything on hold for a bit and get busy retaking my rooms. I can still hear one of my sister’s and brother-in-laws voice say, “You don’t really need that.” Friends, I am still enlisted in the war and praise God my gear is a lot lighter and I am able to get rid of things a lot easier. I think I’m on the right path as I am often heard saying, “Just get rid of it.” One of the best parts is seeing my children reap the benefits of learning to get rid of items that will bless others and that their rooms are still clean, okay most of the time:) They are learning to care for their domain and it’s the first step to building good habits for their future.
I encourage you to continue on this journey with me. We need each other, one warrior can get discouraged but an army can encourage and uplift one another and even watch each others back. I implore you to keep seeking the Lord daily for help and victory in, “Breaking the cycle,” in your life and the life of your family. They are worth the fight and so are you!
But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
1 Corinthians 15:57
But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.