One day I came home with my two daughters. When we opened the door to our house we smelled a terrible smell. Immediately we went around the house sniffing trying to find where the smell was coming from. Sure enough, when I opened the cupboard under my kitchen sink where I put my garbage can, I found where the smell was coming from. I took the small garbage can quickly outside to the bigger trash can. I just couldn’t live with such a terrible smell in my house.
We all have garbage. We all have GARBAGE that needs to be taken to the garbage can everyday!
We are consumers. We buy something at the store and after we use it, we throw away the package it came in. After our garbage container is full in our house, we take it out to the larger container outside and empty its contents into it. Then we take the smaller garbage container back into our houses and put more garbage back in it. This cycle goes on and on, week after week, month after month and year after year ephesians 2 8 9 kjv.
If we don’t take our garbage out to the trash, we will smell the results in just a matter of time. Well, guess what? We are all full of it too!
I want to look at the trash we have in our lives and see it for what it really is, and also show you how to get rid of it! We all have garbage that the Master Garbage Man needs to take away. We need to do some “Spring Cleaning” and get our trash out. If we do we will look better, feel better, and yes, even smell better to those around us.
Remember the smell in my home? I just couldn’t live in an environment that smelled so horrible. Yet, we all do this in our spiritual lives. We walk around with excess rubbish from our past and try to ignore it thinking it will go away.
Too much trash in our lives will stink up our homes, and too much fleshly garbage in our hearts will stink up our lives.
People will smell your trash because the stench leaks out.
To give you an example; I was shopping at Wal-mart one day. Waiting in the checkout line, I saw an older lady that wore an oxygen tube in her nose. She was trying to get all her contents from her cart to the counter to purchase them. I thought I would help her and started to pick up some of the products in her cart and place them on the counter too. She was surprised at first, but then, as I continued to help her, she proceeded to tell me about her health and how many surgeries she had. These surgeries made her take certain medications, which led to more surgeries. I thought to myself, “What can I say that would give her some hope for her life?” I interjected, “At least you are alive!!!” Thinking that would jolt her out of talking so negatively about her life. But, she didn’t even hesitate and began to tell me about her son and how the police came to their house with their patrol cars all on her lawn. “My boy is a good boy, and he is innocent of all the charges the police charged him with!” she yelled. After we had all her items on the counter and she paid for them, I quickly added, “I will be praying for you and your son! God has a plan!!!” She walked away all grumpy and upset about “stuff!”