Clutter can be a noun or a verb, and the meaning is similar in both definitions. As a verb, clutter is defined “to fill or litter with things in a disorderly manner.” Clutter as a noun is defined as “a disorderly heap or assemblage; litter.”
When my mind, will and emotions are filled with clutter, everything in my life is in distress, disorderly and in a heap. There can be no peace in my life until I do some housecleaning. Removing mental and emotional clutter is no different than cleaning a messy desk. I must decide to restore order, as step by step, I clean out the things that are distracting me from the peace I desire. Just as I sort through my desk, discarding things, dusting and reorganizing, I need to quiet my spirit and open myself to the Holy Spirit’s “sorting” through my mind, will and emotions. When I purpose to sit at my Father’s feet and allow Him control, peace fills my soul and hope is restored.
Father, thank you for removing distractions, impure thoughts, incorrect thinking…all of the things that make up the clutter that fills my mind and my heart. None of those things bring you glory or honor. Teach me, Lord, to truly reside in you, and not just occasionally “visit” you. I want to live in the REAL world of Your Presence, and not in this fleeting world that is temporal. Remind me, Holy Spirit, that the visible is wasting away while that which is unseen are treasures yet to be discovered in You.
2 Cor 4:18 (Amplified): “Since we consider and look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen; for the things that are visible are temporal (brief and fleeting), but the things that are invisible are deathless and everlasting.”
Father, keep me focused on the eternal – the truth of your reality, not the circumstances that cloud my vision and clutter my mind. Wash me with Your Word. Renew my mind. Allow me to see with your eyes, to hear with your ears.
Author: Ann Behrens