September 21st, ‘World Gratitude Day’!!! And (wait for it) ‘National Declutter Day’. 😮 Somehow the latter is not as exciting as the former. How can one day hold so much promise and so much ‘ugh’ at the same time?
Enough is enough! I have been sitting on this for 4 days and I have decided to change my perspective on this thing… I have decided to just be really thankful for all the clutter!!! Sounds funny, I know, but honestly how could I let the burden of thinking about clutter rob me from the blessings of gratitude. I don’t know a single person who doesn’t have something that makes them cringe. For me it happens to be the phrase ‘clutter zone’. My house is not perfect, nor am I perfect. As I think of this fact, my heart fills with gratitude. 2 corinthians 12:9-10 pops into my mind. I begin to be thankful that I am not perfect! God is still working on me!
There will always be things I can improve on but today, I’m thankful for all of my imperfections, including my ‘clutter zone’. Now, each time I pass by my ‘clutter zone’ a neon note card, posted above it, catches my eye. I am reminded of all of my imperfections and am overwhelmed with gratitude as I read 2 Corinthians 12:9 ““My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”