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DECONGEST YOUR LIFE

Luke 12:15

Lawyers usually employ the Court to expunged passages that are considered scandalous, vexatious or irrelevant. Many believers know how to identify irrelevant passages in a paper and apply that they be to be struck off from the paper. However, they cannot do it in their lives. Many persons lives are filled with Congestion that is frustrating them.

Homo Sapiens descend from Homo Habilis, the tool user. One of our adaptations was to become emotionally attached to our possessions because the few tools we had were critical to our survival. We feel loss and sadness when letting go of something because we think of the sunk costs acquiring it, that we might need it, that we aspire to use it, or that we have memories attached to it. In this consumerist age, that old adaptation leads to a lot of clutter now that possessions are cheap and plentiful.

The things you own come to own you”… Over-abundance of possessions creates a burden, a psychological and physical weight, a waste of time and energy, tidying up and packing things away and looking for something specific amongst all the stuff you never use. There’s also the unsightliness of the clutter that lies about outside the storage areas.

The clutter can be described as a rocky ground or the thorny weeds( the worries of this life, the love of money, and everything else they want), that prevent the crop from producing fruits unlike the good soil (Mark 4:13-20). There are different kinds of clutter ranging from:
(a) Spiritual clutter 2 Corinthians 7:1: This is the clutter in your life that affects your spirit and dulls you to the work and voice of the Holy Spirit.
(b) Emotional clutter – Proverbs 15:13-15: these are emotional stress, regrets, hurts, pains and past experiences.
(c) Informational clutter – Philippians 4:8; Proverbs 15:14: You can accumulate this clutter from the news, tweets, social networks, gossip, computers, cell phones, iPads, televisions, newspapers, etc.
(d) Nutritional clutter – Daniel 1:8,12; Proverbs 23:21: This has to do with the food we eat and drink we take.
(e) Organizational clutter – Acts 3:1; Daniel 6:10: This is clutter of a tight schedule that causes stress.
(f) Possession clutter:These are excessive possessions, commitments, goals, and desires. Our possessions are more than the space we can etertain. Our homes are filled with more clothes than we ever wore, more dishes, books, gadgets, and knick-knacks than we ever used. The Bible says, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions” (Luke 12:15).

Simplicity of life is what God recommend for us. May God give us wisdom in Jesus Name.

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