So today I came into my office with express focus to purge.
I’m not a good purger. In fact I have this uncanny ability to find “forever value” in the strangest things. I think Chachki is the word I’m looking for. Candles that I might one day light. A trinket that has some weird sentimental value. A drawing from one of my kids. A book I might read. CDs… our home doesn’t even own a CD player anymore!
So today is the day. And I’m doing ok, but as you can see, now I’m distracted. And distraction I believe, is one of the enemy’s greatest tools.
Have you found yourself reading scripture, or spending time trying to “Be Still and Know…” only to have a list formulating in your mind of the things you need to do and people you need to speak to? I sure have. How do we overcome such distraction? Practice. The more time you spend with God, the more focused you’ll become. Similar to getting got at an instrument, or a craft, it’s all in the time you put in.
For me distractions abound, and that in combination with all the stuff I keep – it would seem that distractions are endless. So today I purge. Several trips to the dumpster and recycle box later and I feel good. Looking around my room, I know I have a long way to go, but we work in small steps and practice.
Free yourself from distractions and stuff – purge them both!