I'm surrounded by them.
As I type, I look to my right—unsent A Year in Review cards along with mismatched envelopes (thank you Walgreens), packaging, sticky notes, notebooks, books for pleasure and books to review, dirty towels mocking me from the open door of the laundry room.
To my left—stacks of novels ready to be mailed to my launch group (Yay!), coupons (expired and non-expired), letters, notebooks, tissue boxes, pens and pencils galore . . .
Don't even get me started on the contents of drawers and cabinets.
And that's just in my office.
The most ironic item on my desk is a ginormous storage box from Hobby Lobby. It's this fantastic hide your junk box that has Amazing written all over it, as in Amazing Grace. And it's full of papers, notebooks, magazines, and bills. Yet, not even the blessed designers at HL can confine my messes. Proof? The piles.
I'm not one of those chicks who has to have complete order before productivity can occur, but piles can get the best of me at times. As the New Year approaches, I find myself getting twitchy and fixated on eliminating junk, piles, clutter, etc. I need it GONE, if only for a day. I have even had those moments where I've opened up a drawer and instead of cleaning it out, dumped the entire thing into a trash can. Y'all, not my proudest moment.
But still . . .
As I reflect, I realize all my energy is focused on stuff—the tangibles. What about the intangibles? Do I have piles of unseen that require organization, redistribution, or a good ol' fashion pitch in the garbage can?
These thoughts overwhelm me.
So, I go to God.
Psalm 25: 4-5
Make me to know your ways, O Lord;
teach me your paths.
5 Lead me in your truth and teach me,
for you are the God of my salvation;
for you I wait all the day long.
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Amanda Williams is a forty-year old wife and mother of two who can still swing her pony tail and display just a tad of sass. She is also a Jesus loving girl who realizes she is nothing without the One who saved her. Amanda has two degrees specializing in serving students with special needs and is currently working in the field of Leadership Development. She is a Christian author, speaker, blogger, and publisher who loves serving beside her husband at her local place of worship, First Baptist Church of Ocala.