We gather things in this country. Knick knacks, opportunities, and memories. We hold them to ourselves, put them on the shelves and, when someone asks us to get rid of them, we cling to them instead.
At least I do.
Someone else could use those things sitting in my basement. But what if I need them?
And it’s not just stuff. That’s just the physical manifestation of my inability to send things away, but there is emotional stuff too.
When I knew in my heart that I wanted to write, it felt almost impossible to send my day job off to someone else who needed it.
When hurtful memories replay themselves in my mind, I struggle to send them to the foot of the cross and let them go.
When anxiety or fear claw for my attention, I struggle to know how to send it away.
But these are things that are no longer for me. It’s time to send them away.
That can be hard. But when we send them away, the space they leave can be so liberating.
If you’ve ever deep-cleaned a closet then you know EXACTLY what I mean. It’s not fun. You’ve procrastinated doing it for weeks or even months. But when it’s finally done it feels. so. good!
The release leaves space — emotionally and physically — and it can make our hearts soar with freedom!
So what do you think, friends? Is there something in your life that you shouldn’t be holding onto anymore? Are you ready to send it away?