Debra George Ministries

Raising Up a Soul-Winning Army

UNPACKING your PERSONAL life

Posted by on Nov 9, 2013

Studio1Instead of PACKING, try UNPACKING in your personal life. Many times we are all guilty of becoming a bunch of PACK RATS….saving things that we really need to throw away so we can UNclutter our lives. My friends will tell you that I am near famous for UNcluttering. At least 2 to 3 times a year I go through every closet, every room and every drawer with big trash bags. Some of the bags I put good things in to give to others. The other bags, I throw in the dump! I always feel better when the WHOLE ORDEAL is over with. The room that I always put off until last to tackle is the GARAGE! There’s just something about that room and the heat of a TEXAS SUMMER that makes me want to put it off!  There are so many parallels here to our CHRISTIAN WALK and GROWTH in JESUS CHRIST. In our walk with GOD, we constantly must do what I call a SELF EXAMINATION to see what needs to be KEPT, what needs to be THROWN AWAY and what needs to be GIVEN AWAY in our lives. If we keep the wrong kinds of things that are really meant for the TRASH DUMP, our walk will be slowed down, cluttered, hindered. However, when we get rid of the TRASH….we still have to GIVE AWAY good things like the LOVE OF GOD, FORGIVENESS, OUR TIME, OUR SERVICE to our local church and people. If we don’t GIVE AWAY the good that GOD PUT IN US, then we grow stagnant and keep our mind on ourselves way TOO MUCH! Then, there are those things friend, we must keep.

While cleaning, I ran across a BEAUTIFUL NECKLACE recently in my drawer, and I held it up, looked at it and said, “I’m KEEPING this and WEARING IT TODAY!” My Sister gave me that necklace for a birthday gift one year and I’m holding onto it One of the MOST PRECIOUS possessions that I have is this necklace. It is the same way with our walk with JESUS. Precious things like spending time with your family!! KEEP IT!! The most precious thing that WE HAVE FRIENDS is our ABILITY to spend time with JESUS. This is something that you want to KEEP and never GIVE AWAY, no matter what it takes. It it’s 10 minutes a day to spend with HIM. KEEP IT! KEEP IT! KEEP IT! So if you like to CATEGORIZE things like me, we can say we have 3 categories: 1. KEEP 2. THROW AWAY 3. GIVE AWAY Get your TRASH BAGS out and let’s get STARTED!IMG_3172

3 Comments

  1. This is a good time to start planning and implementing these changes, ecclesiastes says there is a time to keep and a time to throw away , I do believe some people have to go, although it is hard to do at times because of feelings being hurt and angry! But the ones that get in the way, won’t change or won’t work with you for a better life, must be pushed or let go!
    Pray for these in my life, I will not start 2014 in the same boat as these last few years in the name of Jesus, because I see and learned the hard way they have created encumbrances like needless hardship and stress, not to mention lost of money and precious time.

    Thanks Debra

  2. This post is where I am in my life. At 74, married to a Military man for over 50 years, we moved alot, and our home was ‘uncluttered’ on a regular basis. Now that we have been in one place for over 18 years, much has been accumulated. Downsizing to a house less than half what we presently have means much is going the way of Keep, Give away, and Dump. As many times as we have done this in 50 years, I’ve never thought about it applying to our lives the way you explain in your well-written article above.

    Thank you for new insight, and thank you for listening to your Saviour’s call. I saw you last night for the first time on TBN, and now, at 3:30 am the next morning, am online looking you up, desiring to know you better. You were a total Blessing to listen to, as well as watch. I will be sharing your ministry with friends and loved ones, and look forward to reading your book, Relight the Fire.

    Blessings to you and your precious family during the Christmas season, and all the days of your lives.

    Jesus is indeed the Reason for this Season, as well as ALL Seasons. Praise ye the Lord.

    Annie Grace, December, 2013

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