Picking Up the Pieces

Pastor Riva (Tims) Watkins published a book called When It All Falls Apart. I was reminded of this book early this morning as I faced something that I had put off doing for over a week.

You see, there’s a room in our home known as “the storage room,” where family belongings are stored as we undergo various family transitions.

Well about a week ago, I went into this room to grab something and in doing so, it caused a ripple effect.

Pulling one item from the top caused a volcanic eruption below, with bags of shoes, jewelry, hair accessories, not to mention folders with paper falling to the floor in one huge pile.

In the midst of trying to meet several deadlines, I did what any ‘normal’ person would do, I shook my head and shut the door! ‘My nerves’ couldn’t handle it, not right now!

“I’ll deal with it later,” I said. Later turned into several days then a week!

Meanwhile, I would open the door to pull what I needed and then close the door to do what those who know me often hear me say, “Keep it moving!”

But today (10.18.2022), I faced the giant because for me to tell my son to clean his room will be quite frankly, hypocritical!!

So I started pulling bags and other items off the floor…putting them in the hallway and other stuff in my son’s room, since he’s at school.

To tackle the confusion and gain control of the situation, I had to alleviate the smaller items that were hindering me from reaching the bigger items that needed re-adjusting.

Once I did that, I was able to restore the room within an hour…repacking, shifting and removing several items that needed to be released long ago!

Now, there’s still more to be done as I write this blog, but it made me think about “when it all falls apart!”

It is easy not to deal with the problem, or the issue at hand, and simply close the door and choose to deal with “it” later.

So as I wait for Holy Spirit to give me a scripture for this message…which I received as I was editing this blog (THANK YOU HOLY SPIRIT)….

Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us… Hebrews 12:1 (KJV)

New Living Translation (NLT) says, And let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up.

So whatever is the source of you closing the door and not wanting to deal with the “issues” on the other side, today is the day…now is the time!!!

Father God wants us to be FREE of fear, unforgiveness, shackles from our past… all of it!!!!

As we pick up the pieces, let us (look) unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds. (verses 2-3, KJV)

I love how the LORD speaks through our mess and turn it into a message!!!



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