Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Sometimes It Is Time

In various conversations with close friends I’ve found a theme: the need for change to occur in our lives. There have been too many things that we’ve put off doing or even situations that we’re in that need to change. As time continues to pass on, we’re beginning to realize the preciousness of time & the fragility of life. Both of these realizations are pressed upon us as life continues on, but some things have taken a backburner to the daily going-ons of life.

I began to ponder on the things that are no longer important, the things & people that are, & the people who have taken a different role in my life. Sometimes this role consists of no role at all (letting go & moving on)

What happens when change is needed? We need to clean house, get rid of some things, lighten our loads, & so much more. There are so many things & people that we continue to carry with us that don’t need to go with us. What is God telling us to do & who is He telling us to hold on to?

Is your closet cluttered?
An analogy that came to my mind was one regarding cleaning out the closet & getting rid of clothing that no longer fit or even clothing that may fit that we no longer want to wear (just because something fits doesn’t mean it’s right for you at this time in your life). For instance, why wear that outfit you wore at 23 at 33? You may no longer go to the club & that “club outfit” should no longer be a part of your wardrobe.

So why do we continue to hold on to the things, people, thoughts, & such that no longer fit into our lives? Why don’t we clean out our lives similar to how we clean out our closets? There are things that don’t fit anymore, because remember as time goes on we should be changing & growing. 

• Sometimes it is time to let go; it is time to move on. 
• Sometimes it is time to re-examine ourselves to see where we are & where we’re trying to go. Are we on the right track?
• Sometimes it is time for us to clean house, knowing it’s okay to let some people go & lighten our loads.
• Sometimes it is time for us to let go of our current situation & work to achieve the dreams that we’ve been putting off.
• Sometimes it is time to realize that changes occur to make us better.
• Sometimes it is time to clean out our closets of life.
• Sometimes it is time for us to realize that all of the above are okay to do!

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens” -Ecclesiastes 3:1(NIV)

Until next time.


© Lisi P, 2013


jviola79 said...

I am stopping by from Doing You Well. I enjoyed your post. Change is inevitable at various times in our lives. But you are right - we do resist. Perhaps we are basically creatures of habit. I wrote on something along a similar line earlier this week & for that reason, I very much enjoyed your post today. It confirmed my own thoughts & for that I am grateful!

~Lisi P. said...

Thank you for stopping by Joanne! I'll check out your post. Blessings.

SoSerene said...

I believe there are times when we miss out on some great things for refusing to be open to change.

~Lisi P. said...

Very true; missed opportunties. We have to be willing to walk through open doors!

Michell Pulliam said...

Yes, there is a time for EVERYTHING! So true what you said...even though something still fits, it doesn't mean you should still wear it. How many times have we done that with people in our lives. Yes, we may still have a good time and so on and so on, but it doesn't mean that they should be in our lives in that season. Thanks for sharing Lisi and thanks for linking up...have a wonderful week!

~Lisi P. said...

Thank you for your comments, Michell! I greatly appreciate them.

Blessings :)

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