3 D’s Of Clutter




I like to remember where I put things. I was shocked one time when I found my keys sitting on the top shelf on my refrigerator! How did they get THERE?

It was a very stressful time in my life. I was taking care of my dad. He had entered the part of dementia where he lost his ability to reason. Being an only child, and no children of my own, it was uncharted territory.

All three of the ‘D’s’ kept me from clear mental focus. Here are three unchanging truths:

We are made in the image of God

We have the mind of Christ

He has all wisdom and knowledge

Mental clutter blocks our ability to focus. It also disrupts creative wisdom. Proverbs 3:19 says, “The Lord by wisdom founded the earth; by understanding He established the heavens.”

Mental clutter blocks our sensitivity to the leading of the Holy Spirit. Isaiah 30:21 says, “Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, This is the way, walk in it, whenever you turn to the right hand or whenever you turn to the left.”

Mental clutter is noisy and blocks His still small voice. 1 Kings 19:11-12 is the account of Elijah on the mountain. The Lord passed by but He was not in the powerful rock breaking wind, earthquake, or fire. Verse 12 says it was a still small voice.

Job 26:14 says, “Indeed these are the mere edges of His ways, and how small a whisper we hear of Him! But the thunder of His power who can understand?”

It is time to put away our cluttered minds, and walk in His daily provision for us. All we need is found in His word which will bring order to our thoughts. It is full of wisdom and insights to help us navigate through our mental clutter to freedom.

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