Friday, May 28, 2010

Let’s Talk Some Trash

We all have trash in our lives, whether garbage thoughts or that absolutely adorable (but crippling!) pair of shoes in the back of our closet. Over the past week, I’ve gathered several trash bags of old odds and ends that, at one point, I was going to use to create something brilliant. Sometimes, all it takes is a little nudge from someone to encourage you to release years worth of garbage — things that are weighing you down and cluttering up your life.

You know, garbage thoughts and the negative words we’ve allowed others to dump into our precious minds will always clutter and crowd our minds and souls and limit our ability to dream and see the beauty God created in and around us.

But no more! It’s time to get out those trash bags, dumpsters, boxes, and dump trucks if you need ’em and throw out all of those negative thoughts — the harsh words you’ve heard that have settled in your mind, the thoughts of hopelessness that say “my dreams are unrealistic,” “nothing ever works for me,” “God can’t fix the mess I’ve made,” or “I don’t look how I want to.” Those thoughts need to go.

That trash talk is going where it belongs — the smelly dump! It’s time to redecorate our new spacious minds, cleared of all trash talk, and fill it with words of hope and excitement for what lies ahead. I leave you with this happy thought, precious woman: God plans to replenish your hope, restore your dreams, and give you an exciting future!

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

Andrea Perry

1 comment:

  1. Ah, yes. And it's garbage day today, too. The garbage truck is coming and taking it all away!