Ten+ years ago I learned about something called “FlyLady”. I was like “what?” “What is FlyLady?” At one point I saw a website link to go check it out. I thought I’d found the Holy Grail when I found this website. You can google it and it’ll be the 1st thing in the search list results. It’s grown massively over the years.
So, what’s the big deal about FlyLady? Well, I’ll tell you.
Over the years I’d accumulated “stuff”. Not just physical stuff but, mental stuff as well.
The mental stuff was so much it was bursting at the seams of my mind. Not only that but, the physical had become out of control with “stuff”. Stuff I didn’t need.
We ALL do it. Look at how many storage facilities there are. Those who have basements/cellars, look at those. Look at the closets and garages. We’ve seen and some have watched the hoarder series on TV. Every single person has some sort of mental connection to all the hoarding. Let’s face it, we have the hoarding mentality.
Now, what to do about it.
In Suzie’s blog post, she talks about Judas Iscariot. She uses his situation in scripture to tie into yesterday’s devotion, day 3. [Yes, I’m a day behind. I’ll catch up, don’t worry.] She talks about how Judas complained along the way. How he became a thief and stole from the money box.
Satan likes to whisper lies in our ears. He twists the words just enough to make it sound good to us. In John 10, Jesus talks about His sheep knowing His voice and they come to Him. Who’s voice are you listening to? Satan comes to steal, kill, and destroy your life. But, Jesus came so that we may have life and have everything we need. Herein is where the problem sits.
Satan confuses us with what is a need and what is a want. What’s the difference? Wants are not necessary to living and surviving. Needs are necessary to our life and surviving.
So, to call the junk removers. In the FlyLady system, it teaches us the difference from junk and what we need. Junk is stuff that clutters your life up, mentally and physically. The junk creeps in and takes over. Then we become overwhelmed and basically live in and around the junk. Not well, mind you.
The Holy Spirit’s voice, when we listen, shows us the junk we need to remove. Yahweh will show us the way to change habits and patterns to correct our ways.
Suzie lists some mental junk. I’ll share it here too:
- Words that make others feel “less than” (Being critical of others).
- Negative self-talk.
Are you willing to allow Yahweh to remove the junk?
The FlyLady system is very good at helping you identify the stinking thinking that causes this. Also, there’s my life-coaching blog with articles to help.
It’s your choice.
When we allow God to empty us of junk, we make more room for joy, more room for strength. – Suzie Eller
Remember, it’s never too late to offer your junk to Yahweh and transform through Him.
Here are today’s questions:
Q1: What does it look like to offer up our junk? Name one practical way to do this.
Q2: Why do we hold on so tightly to our junk?
My answers –
A1: Prayer in seeking Him and asking Him to help remove the junk. Take time and be diligent in removing the junk. Get in His word and allow the transformation to take place. No matter how hard or ugly it is.
A2: Believing the lies of satan in that we need to have the junk to live and survive. He makes us believe that our life will be over if we don’t have the junk. He makes us think our identity is tied up in “stuff”. When in fact, it is not. Our identity is in Yahweh. We are His royal children.
Your turn! Comment your response, or write it in your devotional journal. Pray about it to Yahweh. I lift all of you up to HIM who read this. It’s hard work being a child of the Most High King. But, it’s worth it. Go for it. You’ll be glad you did.