Last week was a flurry of painting, wiring, door installing, cleaning and vacuuming. In my opinion, the greatest challenge was thinking about the move. Mentally boxing things up, imagining where we were going to fit all of our stuff in a smaller storage area, and making certain we had enough help for moving.
Our new location has more than twice the room for seating in our service area, larger children’s area, smaller office and smaller storage areas. This is much better than the reverse: smaller service and children’s areas, yet larger office and storage.
Saturday was about 12F, but the hardy crew came prepared and in four hours most everything was moved and placed in a heap in one room. Once the cabinets and storage shelves were unloaded and in place the heap began to get smaller.
Moving is a great opportunity to evaluate what is truly needed and what is simply taking up space. The stuff that was taking up space and not used is still at the former lease. We have a week to sell, donate or recycle those items that we do not have room for in our new space.
Sometimes the Holy Spirit does a messy moving day in our lives. He wants to expand our territory, but He has to reduce the useless stuff in our lives first. What things do you hold on to that are just taking up space? Gaming? TV watching? Being busy in unproductive ways?
None of those activities are horrific sins. All of them are clutter that prevents you from fulfilling the true destiny God has for your life.
Give the Holy Spirit permission to have a messy moving day in your life today.
Jeremiah 17:10 “I the Lord search the heart and examine the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve.”