As I was sitting on the couch with my laptop a few weekends ago deleting some stuff [and praying that my college/Africa laptop is NOT shot] my husband says something profound.
he looks at me and says, “ya know, you’ve spent so much time the past few months cleaning out and making space” why yes, he’s right. and he’s not just talking about space on my apple products.
Maybe it started with the 7 study, but I feel like I’ve been prompted to clean out my physical clutter, so He can get to my heart. unclutter my heart if you will. and it’s a constant fight/struggle. I don’t want to keep “filling up” after I have cleaned out. ya know? I want to be ok with the not full closet, or not perfectly accessorized shelves. I want to have things to give away when people are needing to raise money for things. I don’t want to hold so tightly to my “stuff”.
Last weekend some friends were having a huge garage sale for their ministry and literally I had to take things off my wall to give. I have cleaned out, and cleaned out, and cleaned out – that I literally am left with what I use [well, mostly].
and yet, when I really need to make a few bucks – I find stuff. stuff stuff stuff. how is it that I still think that 45 “hanging shirts” in my closet still “not a lot” ??
So what is God clearing the space for? that I don’t know, but I do know that I like it. It’s hard. it’s refining. it’s challenging me. but it’s good.
how is God calling you to make space?
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LOVE this, and I agree 100%. Can’t wait to see you in March!
love you megan! can’t wait either!!! counting down the days!!
This is EXACTLY where God has me right now, too!!! Clearing out, donating, selling, throwing away all the stuff that’s cluttering my home and my heart. Getting rid of everything that’s weighing me down and keeping me tied to this world too much. It takes a lot of work but I feel so free in the end!! <3
Lauren, I love how you put that, feeling free in the end! and keeping you tied to the world too much. yes! we weren’t made to love anything of this world. may our soul crave more of Jesus and less “stuff”.
Saw your story on FB regarding your adoption, so beautiful it had me crying. And now just saw this post via the Wiegands. Glad to have found your blog. Love the post! Very thought provoking.
thanks for posting this! totally where i am right now….both my husband and i are trying to get rid of as much “stuff” as possible…never realized how my stuff had a hold on me until i committed to reducing the clothes in my closet by at least half….it was really hard! i didn’t think i cared that much about clothes until i got past getting rid of the clothes i didn’t wear anymore and had to start giving away items that i really liked. i’m so thankful though…prior to this i didn’t know that this was an area that i struggled and had unknowingly become too important. it’s become easier now and feels good…but the desire for “more” is something that i will always need to continue to give up to the lord. thanks again for sharing your heart!
noelle, thanks for sharing! I am right there with you – when I did the 7 study I didn’t realize I struggled with it either. I always said, “well I don’t have as many clothes as xyz” but really we can’t play that game. its not about everyone else, it’s about the condition of OUR hearts. wow. yes! glad I’m not alone!