Trash Day!

In my household of mostly men, the responsibility lies on them to take out the trash. Unfortunately, I am the only one with a nose sensitive enough to detect whatever is rotting before anyone else does. I am very aware that if the trash is not taken out, the entire house will stink very soon.

The same thing is true of our mental state. It is necessary to do a mental cleansing and rid ourselves of “trash.”

If left unchecked our minds have the potential to not only stink but attract its own array of flies, maggots and scavengers.

Any lingering negativity, doubt, fears, guilt and the like should be tossed just like garbage. If not regularly expelled the trash in our minds will overwhelm any good that is there.

What do you need to toss out? A bad attitude? Fear? Doubt? Guilt? Despair?

We must continually take inventory of our mental state, those insecurities and tendencies that would prevent us from seeking God’s best for our lives.

Most people would never consider bringing their neighbor’s trash into their own home. Yet we often do that very thing when we allow the seeds of doubts from others to take root in our mind. Don’t allow someone else’s fears to overtake your faith!

The Bible instructs us to “renew our mind.” Our mental purge is necessary to remove anything that would dilute the God/good in us.  It is up to us to filter what we allow to infect us if we are ever to prosper as our Creator intended.

Toss the old junk out. Make room for the new. God has a greater vision He wants to share with you.

“And be not conformed to this world; but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God,” Romans 12:2

About Lilka Raphael

Author, Pharmacist, Autism Advocate, Gardener, Amateur Photographer

21 Responses

  1. nneobi

    Thank you so much for this piece, i love it so much as a christian who is working to be better in my walk with the Lord. You write-up really ministered to me. i am a fan. thank you so much

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  2. “We must continually take inventory of our mental state, those insecurities and tendencies that would prevent us from seeking God’s best for our lives.”

    “Most people would never consider bringing their neighbor’s trash into their own home. Yet we often do that very thing when we allow the seeds of doubts from others to take root in our mind. Don’t allow someone else’s fears to overtake your faith!”

    This was very impactful for me for I find myself battling the enemy of doubt. Doubting at times if I can carry out God’s will for my life. Yes, we all know the scriptures of God being with you and doing all things through Him; but the battle is still there at times. I’m just keeping it real.

    Thank you for this Lilka!!!

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  3. Yes! Self inventory is a must. Because if we don’t do that, our immune system will get use to the smell and all the mental trash we have like, resentment anger..etc will become the norm to us.

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  4. The True Light!

    A great post, Lilka! By the way, as a “man in my house,” I can tell you that the guys probably do smell the trash, but won’t take the time to dump it until they are made to do so! Maybe not, but it kinda sounds like a “guy thing…”

    TTL

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  5. “Most people would never consider bringing their neighbor’s trash into their own home.”

    Lilka – what a powerful image to make the common sense a simple “perfect sense”! Thank you

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