Most of us go to the store on a regular basis to buy groceries, clothes and other items. We have to go back and replace what we own because they either wear out or we run out of them. When we arrive home we have to make room to put these new things. This may mean moving around some things. It may mean throwing out a few items. We may even have to give away or sell some things to make room for the new things.

It is not always easy to get rid of some things. There are items we want to hold on to. There are things which give us good feelings and we have certain memories when we see them. There are things we feel we need to keep which gives us a sense of security. However, if we continue to hold on to everything, we will run out of room and something will have to go.

There is a show on television which highlights certain people who can’t let go of things. These people collect items which may have meaning to them or may make them feel secure but, in the end, too much of these things make them sick. We all have to clean out the things in our lives on a regular basis. Whether it is items for the house or the things we hold in our heart and minds.

Ephesians 4:31-32 “Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.”

If we don’t remove the things in our hearts and minds that are not pleasing to God, we won’t be able to do His will. If we don’t make an intentional effort to get rid of the bad things and make room for the good things, we will soon find out we aren’t doing what God wants us to do at all. We will become focused on the things or the world rather than living for God.

Right now, we need to look at the things we are doing and saying so we can be sure we are living as God wants us to. We may have begun to slack in doing what we should do on a regular basis to stay healthy. We may have created a habit where we spend too much time or money on a certain habit. We may have taken up with individuals who aren’t living for God and began to live the lifestyle they are living.

Whatever the reason, we need to make room for the right things in our lives. God only knows what things we need to have in our life. We need to go to Him daily asking Him what we should remove in our lives and allow Him to replace it with what is on His list for us to do. We can’t keep living the way we want and expect to be successful doing what God wants us to do.

It’s time we made room in our lives for the things of God. It’s time we took inventory of what we do, where we go, what we say and who we associate with to determine what we need to get rid of. It’s time we went to God and asked Him to help us be strong and do as He wants us to do. We need to make room for the things of God and be ready when He calls us to take action for Him so we can make a difference.

James 1:21 “So get rid of all the filth and evil in your lives, and humbly accept the word God has planted in your hearts, for it has the power to save your souls.”

Author's Bio: 

Frances Lucas has lived in the Birmingham, Alabama area for the past 40 years. She is a firm believer in leading by example and what she shares comes from her experience in life having to set her own goals and make things happen in her life…not depending on anyone else. She can help you, your team members and your employees to realize their purpose in life, learn their strengths and begin to develop their strengths.

She attended Corporate Coach University where she obtained an Advanced Certified Corporate Coach degree. Frances also has a bachelor‘s degree in Business Management and a masters in Human Resources. She has facilitated classes for large and small groups, created and organized self-improvement and employee development programs, classes, and work books. She enjoys coaching others one-on-one or in groups. Frances is a professional discipleship coach certified through Blueprint for Life Institute and is dedicating her life to helping others find their God-given purpose in life.

She has found her passion in life and wants to share her passion by helping others find theirs!

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