Thursday, 22 January 2015


A remedy for confusion:

If you are guided by the Spirit, you won't obey your selfish desires. The Spirit and your desires are enemies of each other. They are always fighting each other and keeping you from doing what you feel you should.  Or, as The Message puts it: Live freely, animated and motivated by God’s Spirit. Then you won’t feed the compulsions of selfishness. For there is a root of sinful self-interest in us that is at odds with a free spirit, just as the free spirit is incompatible with selfishness. These two ways of life are antithetical, so that you cannot live at times one way and at times another way according to how you feel on any given day. Why don’t you choose to be led by the Spirit and so escape the erratic compulsions of a law-dominated existence?
Galatians 5:16-17

Clutter causes confusion. We've just done a major tidy up - but not de-clutter - of the house, and it feels good. I realise that much of my mental confusion and indecision (over, it must be said, a VERY LARGE DECISION) isn't helped by clutter around me.

Cheri Gregory knows about clutter. One useful thing she has written stands out: that de-cluttering is not easy for HSPs - Highly Sensitive People.
Well, that is a relief, in a bizarre way. Because HSPs tend to:
    be overwhelmed by strong sensory input. (i.e. visual, auditory, etc.)

    be bothered by intense stimuli, like loud noises or chaotic scenes.

    feel more deeply.

    be more emotionally reactive.

    take longer to make decisions.

    become more upset if she makes a "bad" or "wrong" decision

    take criticism more personally and experience its effects more strongly
    BUT I CAN 'choose to be led by the Spirit'.

    The Spirit who pares life down to what is essential. Important. Necessary.
    The Spirit who, when I listen, and follow His promptings, leads me in an uncluttered life.

    A daily, hourly challenge.


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