Monday, January 26, 2015

A New 'Light' In The Closet


God works in the most mysterious ways. Ever notice how you may begin on one quest and through little unintentional rabbit trails, you find God standing boldly, right dab smack in the middle of a trail, right where you never even expected?

This happened to me this morning. I had a notice in my e-mail of a twitter request, so I clicked on it to accept the request, this led me to the twitter page and then I noticed a retweet from sweet Myquillyn {The Nester}. She had retweeted a post from her sister's blog, Emily P. Freeman.

Now I must back up, waaaaay up............ I've been staring at my disaster of a closet for e-v-e-r. I've never been a clean closet kind of a girl. I was always in trouble when I lived in my parent's house because of "The Closet". Yep, sad mess. So, fast forward to present day, and I've been promising my husband that I would give our closet a stellar re-do and share it's success on the blog and tout lots of cool after photos of it's all organized "after" self. I've been putting a little aside for it's impending transformation, a little for cutie new hangers and little bins and boxes. ALL visual don't you see.

Then there's God. Standing dab smack in the middle of my rabbit trail. Remember Emily's post up there? Well wow! My closet is filled with tons of skeletons staring at me. There are many sizes in there. Many short lived sizes, many hope and dream sizes, many I'm almost there sizes, and many, Lord help me, I'll probably never be there again sizes. That's a closet filled with defeat and negativity. There's a monster in my closet, a real live devil  of a monster, and I didn't even realize. 

So why have I been procrastinating this closet redo for months and months? Obvious right? Honey, there's baggage in there, and I don't mean suitcases.

God knows this journey I'm on right now, a journey of learning to live with intention every day. He knows that He'll often have to keep me in check, because my flesh always strives for the 'pretty' . But God, He always strives for the down and dirty, the messy transformations. 

Obviously, there will be a closet transformation soon at my house, and I'll be sharing it with y'all, but now with a new purpose and a new goal. It's time to shed some 'light'  in my closet y'all.



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7 comments:

  1. You are so vibrant! Your looks inspire me!

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    1. You are such a sweetheart and the biggest smile comes over me when you visit! Thanks for that!

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  2. When we transfer every 4 years I have to stare this in the face as I go on a closet cleaning spree with anxiety of "what if we don't have space for this in our next (unknown size) house!" and you're so right, that stuff in there is more than just stuff. It's a mental and physical process. Simplify, simplify, simplify in more ways than one.

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    1. April, if I didn't hate moving so badly, I'd be tempted to envy you. Every 4 years y'all get to deep clean and purge, that is so awesome, but that moving thing, yuck, yuck, and YUCK! Bless your heart!

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    2. It's certainly a double edged sword; on one hand it's a great motivator to pare down and on the other it's shocking to realize how much junk we've accumulated! lol And yeah, that whole "moving" part of it is a whole other mess. lol

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  3. I SO know how you feel. I've cleaned out my closet a few times over the last several years, but there is ONE outfit I refuse to donate. I just know that someday.... On a more positive note, though, I have been clearing and cleaning and donating a variety of items from our home since January's start: books, kitchen ware, and the lot. it's a p-r-o-c-e-s-s that goes slowly if you want to be thorough. Chin up!

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    1. Thank you so much for the encouragement! It truly is a process!

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