It's time to get clear and stop tripping. You know it, but how is your emotional environment? Is it free and clear of toxins that might weigh you down? whatever those toxins may be: other people, emotions, feelings, thoughts. etc.
Whatever is not in service to your purpose, it's vital to let go.
"Therefore let us also, seeing we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, lay aside every weight and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us." -Hebrews 12:1
Ancient wisdom says "lay aside", in other words throw away everything that weighs us down or causes us to trip. I recently came across an article that came from the perspective of treating our thought process just like we treat our inbox. We can organize the same way by following these steps:
First off, there are standards and metrics that we can set every thought that we have against to measure if they're worthy or not. Is it pure? is it excellent? is it honorable? and so on. Philippians 4:8 Whatever thought doesn't align with this standard or the promise that God has shared, KICK IT OUT! Don't allow it to take up space in your mind.
Delete all the old negative thoughts and replace them with good thoughts. Any lie that we have held on to, or believe to be true can be replaced. We can renew and refresh our minds just like we clear the trash bin and spam from our desktops. Romans 12:2 Some thoughts don't renew us, they just restrict us. The way to avoid the darkness is by exposing our minds to light. Light and darkeness can't fit in the same space, there will either be one or the other. Continually pray and aim to expose your mind to what God says first, always.
Just like in our inboxes, even if we delete a "message" or correspondance if we're still subscribed to that source, it doesn't matter how much we hit delete we will continue to get the crap we don't want. Unsubscribe for your issues or anybody else's that don't help you evolve and pay full attention to where the solution is. Proverbs 3:5-6 Subscribe to the truth in God's word, it will make things so much more clear.
This blog was inspired by a post from Team Jesus Magazine. What are some other methods that you use to declutter your mental space? Share in the comments section of this post or reach out to us online @BOLDJournal.