It’s a New Year and with a New Year people feel obligated to make resolutions, write out their goals and make changes. When we give up on those resolutions (sometimes before the month of January is over), we feel defeated and think what the use? Why bother? I guess I’ll try again next year. Maybe I can pump myself up the rest of this year and next year will be a better one. Well my friends, I’ve been there and I haven’t liked it either.
So my goal here for you is to give you ideas weekly that you can tackle on your own. But along with those ideas I want to encourage you with each step you take and let you know that I believe in you. With these guided steps and encouragement, you can make progress in your home, office or life by de-cluttering and bringing order into your environment. Once your environment is in order, you will have peace in your home or business. You’ll not be searching for misplaced items nor having late charges because bills aren’t being paid on time. Life will feel better, more freeing. All it takes is a decision to say, “Yes, I want to make changes”. I’ll help you with the steps.
Then I want you to take a few moments, maybe grab a cup of tea, sit by the window and think about your why. Why do you want to make changes? Go deep. Don’t just accept the first reason that comes into your mind. Ask yourself why again and then again and then again until you maybe went 4 – 5 “whys” deep. Write that why down and post it somewhere, everywhere so you can see it every day. (Send me an email info@ReginaSanchez.com if you are struggling with this concept. I’d be happy to help you with the process.) When those “organizing” moments get tough, go and look at your why. It will encourage you.
I love the Word of God and find all of life’s truth in it. Think about this:
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters.” Genesis 1:1-2a
The earth was formless and empty. What in your life right now is formless and empty? That may seem like an oxymoron but think about it. You can have “stuff” in a room and too much “stuff” at that. But that doesn’t mean there is reason to that room and that it can be utilized effectively. Hence, it’s empty and formless – even though cluttered with stuff.
But then the Word goes on to say in Isaiah 45:18:
“For the Lord is God, and he created the heavens and earth and put everything in place. He made the world to be lived in, not to be a place of empty chaos.”
Wow, the creator of the Universe felt that everything should be put in place. There must be a reason and a good reason at that. He didn’t want the world we live in to be a place of “empty chaos”; have no purpose, be useless or worthless.
So my friend, think of the areas in your home or office that are “empty chaos” and I’ll work with you little by little these next 51 weeks to bring order into your life. It will be fun. I promise. See you next week!