The obsession of surrounding oneself with familiar objects seems to me an understandable one, but is plainly one over which some people have no control. The results are often staggeringly extreme. Houses, barns, even factories are all taken over because nothing can be discarded, everything is somehow ‘useful’. The chaos which ensues seems to mirror the chaos in the brain which produced it.
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Just as physical hoarding can take someone over, mental hoarding is the same.
We need to be open to God’s “new thing”. But first, God may need to clear some things away, like our routines, our expectations or our approach to things.
Whatever the new thing God wants to lead us into is, it will be fresh, as the Spirit takes hold of a word or truth and reveals it to us in a new way. It’s very important to think clearly and to mentally declutter, asking ourselves some deep and difficult questions and allowing God to reshape our perspective.
…be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.