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Sweeping Out the Cobwebs

Thursday, March 26, 2009

As the promise of spring weather begins to tease me, I find myself noticing the cobwebs that have accumulated as the result of a forced air heating system and windows that have been closed for several months. Now, I’m not really keen on the whole notion of spring cleaning--what I’m really keen on is getting out of the house and into the sunshine--but I recognize the need to periodically clean out the cobwebs and get a fresh start.

As I’ve gone around the house with dust rag and vacuum in hand, it’s occurred to me that it’s time to “clean out the cobwebs” in my mind and my life as well. It’s all too easy to overlook what accumulates over time in the nooks and crannies, in the corners and behind the doors of my life. But the fact of the matter is that while I may not see these “cobwebs” every day, if I don’t get rid of them, they will just get bigger and bigger until others will notice even if I don’t.

These cobwebs serve no useful purpose. They are merely evidence of windows that have been closed for a long time and forced air that has pushed the dirt into the corners where it stays until it’s acknowledged.

And so I’ve been looking at my life these past few days and making a point of opening my eyes to the cobwebs that need to be cleaned away so I can have a fresh start. I began this task by looking up, and seeing that God has given me all the tools and resources I need for the job. He didn’t promise that it would be easy or a quick task, but He does assure me that He will help me.

Then I began to look around, to see the cobwebs that have settled in the door ways leading into my life. And it occurred to me that nothing and no one can come in without picking up some of those cobwebs unless I sweep them away.

Finally I looked behind--behind my motives and my desires-- for the cobwebs that have kept them less than pristine. And I determined that this was just not acceptable any longer. The cobwebs simply have to go!

And what does any of this have to do with my journey? Just this. The cobwebs are insidious remnants of a past that I am ready to leave behind on my way into the sunshine of the fresh, new, balanced life I know I deserve.
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    GNU - You have written such a thought provoking blog and in such an eloquent way. Thank you for sharing it with all of us!

    Here's to the sunshine!

    4261 days ago
    What great insight. That is something I need to do.
    4262 days ago
    You are so right!We are to press on,leave the past in the past. 2Cor.5:17
    4263 days ago
  • no profile photo CECEWRITER
    Awesome opportunities does not even begin to describe what is ahead! Jesus said to Believe to Receive and my heart is bursting with JOY for you as all of these wonderful changes are happening.

    It has been quite the productive Spring Break-huh?

    ( I love the cobweb analogy-great blog!)
    4264 days ago
    Beautifully said, Gnu. It's amazing how one little sight of something can speak so strongly to our psyche isn't it? Spiritual awakening....there's nothing like it.
    4265 days ago
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    Yay, Gnu! Sweep away the cobwebs of the past. Open your heart and your door and see what comes through! emoticon
    4265 days ago
    Best wishes with your "Spring cleaning"! Hope that the new start brings wonderful opportunities :)

    4265 days ago
    I know just what you mean. An old friend of mine and I used to talk about "stuff". It seems like my mind just needs to worry and reherse past problems. I've learned that this just leads to resentments and those are so dangerous.

    I totally agree that God is the one to turn to to walk us through this journey. He wants us to have peace of minds. Not all cluttered with worry, fret, and anxiety.

    I have a long way to go to Let Go and Let God. I'm glad that this is a journey and not a destination. I'm a work in progress. God is not finished with me yet. Yipeee!

    4265 days ago
    Poly, we are on the same wavelength. You even noted the presence of spiders that lurk in the cobwebs, which may be the topic of my next blog!

    Thanks GF!
    4265 days ago
  • POLY-E
    You just put into words what I've been thinking, too, and so much more eloquently than I could ever do! Great blog!

    Out with the cobwebs emoticon

    and in with fresh air and sunshine! emoticon

    4265 days ago
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