What's up with my reveal of my garage? It doesn't really follow what this blog is about, does it?
Well, here's the story behind it. I need to simplify my life. The things around my home that suffocate me and remind me of all I haven't done. It is spending time trying to find something and can't because it doesn't have a home so it is likely where ever it was last used and then buried under the next project.
Releasing junk and getting rid of trash is trusting God as well. If we keep an old wall outlet just in case something goes wrong with the ones in our home . . . where is that logic coming from? Outlets cost less than a dollar. I have a house full of them and if one goes bad I can go to another outlet. I don't need to keep the one made in 1968 any longer. I trust God that anything that went to the curb or was donated will be replaced if a need arises. He has always cared for me. I don't need to hold onto trash for security.
Freeing up space in the garage and in my house frees up me. Instead of spending my time managing my things, I can do the things I love. I can read a book in peace. Create a painting or repurpose a frame.
It's about caring for my home, being a good steward. That is one of the essence of a Proverbs 31 wife. She cares for her home. She gets things done that need done to take care of her family.
I know I can't do it all in one month, but I can tick away at each project, at each task until things are easier to manage because the clutter and trash is gone. It's about making my home more hospitable. It's realizing this work on my house is just as important as work else where, if I'm doing it for God. He's called me to be the primary caretaker of my home. I need fulfill that job the best I can.