Sunday, August 1, 2010


I find it is rather easy to hold on to items that I feel may be needed at a later time. Most things can be stored on computers now, but I still have a strong need to hold on to receipts, letters, and other important documents just in case the unthinkable happens. Over time, I discover it is not necessary to hang on to all of that paper, so I decide to get a hefty bag and throw out the trash. After I rid my dwelling of trash, my place has more space. There is less clutter. We should apply the act of taking out the trash to the junk we accumulate in our lives.

Hurt, anger, bitterness, and resentment are some of the clutter found in everyday life. Negative emotions are like trash taking up space. It clutters the minds of people. Decisions are impacted by holding these negative emotions. Some of the worst actions and mistakes are driven by negative emotions. Negative emotions are garbage. You have to take out the trash. Hanging on to trash keeps you from living your best life. It can hold you back from all the good things God has for you.

Allowing others to dump their trash on you is just as bad as holding on to your own garbage. We must help others and there is nothing wrong with allowing others to vent or share their problems with you. It is time to remove yourself from toxic relationships when you have helped others all you can and they decide they do not want your help or choose to remain negative people. You cannot let negative people continuously dump their garbage in your life. If you are storing garbage which does not belong to you, take out the trash. Once you take out the trash cluttering your life, you will be able to breathe fresh air and look at your life in a fresh new way.

Be blessed.

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