"The LORD directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives."
It's snowing! Ah, just when it was almost all melted . . . well, it is still February . . . and Winter. That's why our closets have such a variety of "seasons" in them. Mine is getting to be a bit on the messy side. I thought of getting in there and straightening it up today. I like it organized, and with the changing weather it's gotten rather chaotic. To be honest, I haven't been very diligent about putting things back in their proper "sections." Do any of you hang up your clothes by category? Doing this not only makes it more organized for me, but it makes things easier when I'm trying to make a decision about what to wear. And yes, even though I'm "grown up," I can still stand and stare at my clothes like a teenage girl and think, "I don't have anything to wear!" At least those moments are very few anymore, but decision making is not a strong point for me.
Cleaning closets can seem like such a menial task, but at some point, if left unattended they can become a bigger issue, at least for me. My closet will actually start to give me stress, make me late at times, and can even affect my attitude and mood. All because of a closet! I know you're probably thinking: "Get a grip girl!" Well, not everyone is put together the same way, and I've realized over time (fortunately) that this is how it affects me and I am able to "get a grip" and change the situation instead of letting it control me. Like our key verse reminds us, God “delights in every detail” of our lives.
So today, as the fluffy snow falls outside, I will be happily cleaning my closet, knowing that tomorrow morning it will be organized and ready for me to choose what I need, and will allow me to feel freedom from the chaos I once felt. Are there areas in your life that might need "cleaning" out in order to feel free from the chaos? Take a few minutes to let the words of the following verses speak to you today.
2 Timothy 1:7 "For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline."
Psalm 63:7 "Because You are my helper, I sing for joy in the shadow of Your wings."
Father, thank You that You care about every detail of our lives and You give us the courage, strength, and endurance we need to accomplish everything before us. Give us the motivation we need to get started, whether it's something as small as cleaning a closet, or something much bigger. We know that we can do all things through You because You give us strength. Thank You for Your love. In Jesus' name, Amen.