Hey Guys, It’s that time of the week again! Holmes Confessions Monday!
Today we are going to talk about Hoarding. Have you ever seen that show that comes on A&E? On this particular TV show, people are able to live in complete dysfunction. Things are piled on top of one another and the person doing all of the hoarding is totally okay with living in this chaotic state and it becomes devastating to them when people try to clean it up or touch their stuff. Below is a photo of what hoarding looks like.
The Lord was dealing with me about some things and today and this week we are going to be examining how we hoard things in our hearts that we don’t want fixed or uncovered. On the TV show, Hoarders, you should see how emotional they get when people are trying to clean up their messes. It is the same with hoarding things in your heart. I did not realize that I had been hoarding past pains and hurts in my heart. When you do that, all you’re doing is learning how to live with dysfunction. Of course I was able to smile and work and even excel at things but I was learning how to deal with it. Have you ever experienced such a thing? You’re hoarding something in your heart that no one knows about. You get up in the morning, you put on your foundation and your good clothes. You smell great with your expensive perfume but deep down in your heart, you’re hoarding some things that you need to surrender to God.
I realized that I needed a deep cleaning. And I was moved to tears like the hoarders on TV that my “stuff” was being touched or uncovered. I had piles and piles of hurts and pains that had their very own place deep down in my heart and I didn’t want anyone triggering them or touching them. But we have to allow the Holy Spirit to do a deep cleaning in our hearts and get rid of that old stuff. We have gotten far too comfortable living with “broken” items. You know you can do things like, start a car or open a door with a screw driver vs fixing the problem by getting a new key. Ever have a leak, and instead of fixing the leak, you have a bunch of buckets all over the place catching the water vs fixing the leak? Doing things like this is how we teach ourselves how to live with dysfunction. We have to stop that and allow God to peel back those sensitive layers that we try to hide; secrets that we live with that nobody would know or even think we had. Give it all to God and He will surely heal you. I know because I surrendered all of the things that I was hoarding in my heart and He began to heal me.
Often times when we start living in dysfunction, we began to puff ourselves up and tell ourselves, “that’s how life is”, and we try to push through the pain. That is true to an extent but it’s foolish of us to be apart of the body of Christ and not experience ALL that He has for us. Below is a result of what can happen when a hoarder commits to having their house cleaned. The same can be done with your heart if you surrender it to God.
This week we challenge you to examine your heart and find out what you are hoarding in your life and start the process of surrendering it. We love you like crazy and stay tuned!
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