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  • Writer's pictureJill Jarrell Newsome

Cleaning Out Cobwebs

No time better than Halloween to clean out the cobwebs. When Mike and I had to clean out our warehouse we found cobwebs that had been in some of those corners since we moved in. It had been swept and straightened but never had the equipment been pulled out to get in the corners. We all knew there were cobwebs back there but it was too exhausting to have to deal with. Out of sight, out of mind.

Isn't that how we are with our cobwebs. If we keep the basic things straight and swept up no one knows or so we like to think. Our cobwebs come in forms of shame, selfishness, guilt, addiction, fear and holding onto things we need to give to God, bad relationships, not forgiving, not asking for forgiveness, dishonesty, control issues and so many others.

God wants us to bring all our anxieties to Him. Philippians 4: 6-7, "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." God wants us to learn from our mistakes and grow in our faith because that is how we will gain wisdom. God knows we are not perfect and never will be. If we ask Him for forgiveness and turn from sin He says He will remember it NO MORE! Hebrews 8: 12, "For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more." At the same time, God expects us to forgive others. Matthew 6: 14, "For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you."

It's time to clean out the cobwebs and live our best life. You have all the help you need. Philippians 4: 13, "I can do all this through him who gives me strength." What is hiding in the dark corners of your life? Isn't it time to let it go?

I think ghosts are just people who died trying to fold a fitted sheet.


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