I have had to be a bit more vague lately on this block about the happenings surrounding us. There is much going on in lives of those around us and posting on the blog world for all to see is not wise. We need prayer, those around us need prayer. Enough said.
I often post for awareness. I think most of us want to help those around us and just don’t know how. I think most of us are like me, unaware. Like I said last week – we are spending much of our time walking around Target, drinking Starbucks; which happens to be one of my favorite things to do – oblivious. And part of my heart for this blog is to wake us up from our coffee filled stupor to the needs around us. Plus, once I think something, I have a dying urge to tell everyone the thought. My dad calls it diarrhea of the mouth. Smile.
But the longer we are here, the more complicated the issues are – not the issues changed, we are just deeper in the lives of those around us. I would bet that the closer you get to anyone – the deeper the issues are. It is life. And life here on this Earth is messy.
One of the hardest things about this house is that there is no garage. Previously, if I didn’t know where to put something – I headed out to the garage to store it till I figured out a suitable place for it. Now, I have no garage so I take it outside to our covered patio for all the world to see. Right now I have a pack n play sitting there because I am not sure what to do with it. The back patio looks like a yard sale is going on. As I walk around, I see I am not the only one who doesn’t know what to do with their junk.
I think that is the problem with all of us. What do we do with our junk. We all have an abundance of it. Some of us have big garages to hide it in – some of us don’t. But we all have it.
I was told that the holidays around here are hard. The desperation and pressure make everyone a bit crazy. We have realized a big increase in stress, I am sure you have too with those around you. In the end, we are all human, we all need a saviour. We all need someone we can hand over our junk too. We need to stop storing it and deal with it.
How do you deal with you junk? I think of the Isaiah 58 – read it slowly.
I know these verses are for Israel but I think there is a principle we can apply to ourselves. When we give of ourselves to others – GOD brings healing to us.
Why not try it? This season, when stress and despair are at an all time high – focus on helping someone else and see if maybe, just maybe, your junk seems a little less junky.