Get Rid of the Clutter, Guest Post by Debra Serrano
Have you ever lost your keys? Well, I’m the queen of losing keys. Today, I am still in search of my keys. I’ve searched everywhere and still can’t find them. I’ve retraced every step I made, and I am beyond frustrated. As I searched every nook and cranny of my house I heard God say, “You will find ME when you search for ME with ALL your heart.” Jeremiah 29:13
Really, God? I’m not searching for you; I’m searching for my keys. Wow, did I really just say that?! Yes, I did, but then I asked, “Ok, God what are you telling me?”
You see, the truth is that He knows me. He knows everything about me. The same goes for you! He knows every thought, every struggle, past and present.
I’ve always put limitations on myself because I never thought, “I could.” I’m just a wife, I’m just a mom, and I’m just a Grammy and not believing I could be more. So with the hectic and fast paced direction my life has gone in these past few weeks, I ask God, “are you sure this is where you want me to go?”
How great is this God that will use my lost keys to remind me that searching for them would lead me to Him. He reminds me how I was lost and now I am found. Searching for Him will never stop, and in this life I will have struggles, but as I keep my eyes fixed on Him and seek Him, I will find Him and His promises.
As I continued to search for my keys He gently reminded me “He will never leave me nor forsake me.” Deuteronomy 31:6. He will never forget who I am. “He has engraved me on the palm of His Hand.” Isaiah 49:16. I am Chosen by Him. “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart”. Jeremiah 1:5
He knows exactly why I can’t find my keys! CLUTTER! If I don’t remove the clutter in my house, I will never find my keys. The same goes for my heart. In order for me to see and believe that where I am is exactly where He wants me to be, I must remove the clutter from my heart! The fear, doubt, and questions, must go!
The same goes for you. Are you in need of a heart check? What is cluttering your heart today? Remove all the unforgiveness, unworthiness, anger, resentment, jealousy, and control and start searching for God. Sometimes it’s just easier to turn to other things that make it better and easier for the moment (like just getting out your spare set of keys without finding your lost keys).
Today, I encourage you to get uncomfortable for a moment, get rid of the clutter and open your heart. It’s not easy and it can be VERY uncomfortable to do this because we don’t like to change, but when we search with all our heart for the one who holds the key, we will find Him.
I believe our heart’s attitude is the most important thing we should pay attention to. Ask God today to de-clutter your heart and remove anything that is in the way of truly finding Him.
Bio: Debra is passionate about helping others become healed and who God has designed them to be. Because of her experiences and her trust in the One who does it all, she shares with realness and is able to relate to many and give them hope for the future. Debra is married to Johnny and has 6 adult children & she is blessed with 5 grandchildren who call her Grammy.