Wednesday morning I was driving to work and was stopped by a red light. There is a gas station on the corner of the intersection and an employee of the station caught my eye. He was out in the parking lot with a leaf blower. His parking lot was empty of trees so I watched to see what he was using it for.
Instead of picking up the trash that was either dropped by a customer or wind blown into his parking lot, he was using the leaf blower to move the trash off of his grounds. He was trying to make his store look good by having a spotless parking lot.
I wonder how much of that trash that he was blowing away was what he had blown away the morning before only to have it return.
What struck me by the time the light turned green is how often we do this in our own lives. We have garbage that God wants us to get rid of in our life. Ungodliness that needs to go in order to have the walk with God that our heart desires. What we do though is we get out our leaf blower and just move the stuff out of our sight, never completely letting go of it.
Ladies, if we want all that God has for us we have to give Him the garbage in our lives. Changing the location of it is not the answer because when we are weak that trash is going to be blown right back in front of us. Let's step away from the leaf blower and trust God when He tells us that something needs to go. Cleaning up the mess that old trash leaves over and over again can be so exhausting!
You are such a blessing to this unending project Jesus took on years ago. Life is too short to not live it focused completely on Him.
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