This morning I spent some time going through some of the photos on my phone – and deleting some of them – those that had been uploaded by social media that I had little interest in – except just a passing glance – and those that I had more than one copy of – due to the ease in which we now take multiple pictures in order to make sure we get a good one!
Of course another reason for doing this – is that from time to time I get a message on my devises – telling me that I am running out of storage – so I have to look at my photos – downloads – messages etc – and decide what I can delete – or remove – in order to free up space.
I recognise that the same can happen in my life too – and I need to delete – or remove things – those things that can clutter up my life – in order to make room for new things. Sometimes we hang on to things – do things – simply because that’s what we’ve always done – yet need to ask ourselves the question – does that still help me to be who I should be today – is that what I need – or need to do – in order to be what God wants me to be at this moment in my life.
My life can be so full that I have no time to maybe fit in those things that need to have a place – have room.
It is hard sometimes – I know – to let go of things we have always done – of things we have always had in our lives. As I get older there are things that I simply have to let go of – things I can no longer physically do – and it would be foolish of me to try to continue in the same way. What I have come to realise is that there is always something else to take the place of those things – always a different way that I can live my life – always something new.
‘Letting go’ can allow us to be free – and there are many things that we need to free ourselves from. It’s so easy to hold onto – not simply possessions – but anger – anxiety – grudges – regrets – even ‘could haves’ and ‘should haves’ – those things from our past that hold us back from moving forward.
As I think on these things – I determine to keep a check on the ‘storage facility’ of my life – to make sure I’m not ‘too full’ – to keep checking what I need to ‘delete’ from my life – what I need to ‘let go of’ – so that my life will be richer and full of the things that really matter – and allow me to be truly free.