Why is decluttering even important? I first discussed this back at the very beginning of this writing challenge, which you can read here. Aren't we taught to value "more"? How often do we stop to evaluate whether or not constantly seeking more is serving us, the people we care about, and our God?
It's worth taking an appraisal of.
1. Decluttering reveals. It unearths the state of our home, our hearts, and everything that lies between. You can't continue in ignorance once you've confronted the truth. You're forced to put everything in it's rightful place, or remove it from your life. This is the hard part, the fire.
2. Decluttering leaves behind only valuables, both material and intangible. I do enjoy having a simple closet and I can appreciate an organized space, but even more so, I treasure newfound freedom, joy, and purpose. The invisible - this is where the beauty is found.
Those treasures can't be defined until we have first worked through the reveal. They are equally important and necessary.
I hope you take the time to find what you truly value, and let it take it's proper place in your life.
James 1:2-4, The Message: Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way.