Americans are consumers. We like to get as much as we can, as often as we can. This subjects many of us to a phenomenon. Its name? Clutter. I find myself holding onto stuff that I know that I’ll never use again.
My excuse is always, “I never know when I’ll need it.” I have cassette tapes sitting around right now and I don’t have a cassette player in sight. Why? Because I have a hard time letting go. There is a time to keep, and a time to cast away. There are some things you need to cast away. Things you know for a fact you’ll never use again. And I”m not just talking about gadgets. There are some hurts you need to cast away. There are some bad memories you need to cast away. There are some people you need to cast away. You excuse holding on because “you never know when you’ll need them.
“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven…a time to keep, and a time to cast away” (Ecclesiastes 3:1, 6)
It’s about time you did some
spring fall cleaning.
Question: What kind of clutter do you need to clean out of your life right now?