Good day and Happy New Year!
The things in the above pic represent so much for me. For the past few weeks, I’ve been thinking about purging. I have been feeling like I have quite a bit of clutter in my surroundings and in my mind. So, I decided to make some changes. These are clothes…..some of which haven’t fit me for a LONG time. I mean like 10 years long! I have held onto them because I was determined that I was going to fit into them again some day.
As I have been thinking about purging recently, it hit me that in order for me to truly be able to move forward in my life and live the life that the Lord really has for me, I need to get rid of things that no longer serve a purpose in my life. That means that I can’t continue to hold onto things that I MIGHT be able to use one day. If it’s not useful to me now, I need to let it go because all it’s doing is adding clutter to my space and life.
Getting rid of these clothes not only represents decluttering my life and mind, but also, complete acceptance of who I am and the place I am in RIGHT now. I’m no longer a size 10 as I once was. For a very long time I wanted to get back to that size. In my mind, a size 10 was ideal for me. I felt amazing when I was a size 10. But in recent months I have realized that I feel pretty amazing right now too, at a size 14. As a matter of fact, I feel better now than I did when I was a size 10. I’m in the best place I have ever been in my life. I’m happy, looking forward to the future and living a pretty darn good life. So, why then, was I holding on to these size 10’s and the idea that one day I would be that size again? I’m not really sure I know the answer to that question. But what I do know is that making the decision to finally get rid of these clothes and other things that have been cluttering my life is one of the best decisions I have made in a while.
Ridding myself of these clothes has not only freed up space in my closet, but also in my life, period. This purging of my clothes is just the beginning of purging all of the things in my life that either no longer serve a purpose or are keeping me tied to the past. Letting go of these things will enable me to move forward and live in the true fullness of life that God has planned for me.
Letting go of these clothes means that I am being kind and loving to myself by accepting where I am, at this point in my life. It doesn’t mean that I have given up on the idea of, or desire for a healthy lifestyle. It just means that I am no longer holding myself to a standard from my past. I am instead looking towards the future and I can’t think of a better time to do it.
As this year ends, and 2020 begins, I am starting anew as well, letting go of the past and moving towards my future and all the blessings God has waiting for me.
What are you going to be purging in the coming year? What changes are you going to make? Whatever they are, I wish you much success and prosperity! I look forward to sharing my victories with you and hearing about yours as well! God bless you and again, Happy New Year!
With love and continuous hope,