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  • Writer's picture~Kimberly Oden

It’s Difficult to Walk in Clarity with Clutter

I have a friend who calls me an efficiency expert. Ever since I can remember, sifting, sorting & organizing makes my heart sing!

This morning, I read Mt. 11:19 & had fresh revelation about the connect between order & wisdom.

Jesus says this little sentence as a conclusion & transition to the next topic: “Wisdom is shown to be right by its results.”

Another version says, ”Wisdom is proved right by her children.”

It begs the question, “What sort of offspring have my decisions produced?”😬

I suddenly realized that it’s not so much the efficiency I love, but the intentionality that results FROM it.

There is a massive freedom that falls when someone chooses to:

• See less to see more

• Have less to have more

• Do less to do more

We’ve all heard how multitasking might FEEL productive, but it simply provides opportunity to mess up multiple things at once & take longer to do it!😂

The definition of wisdom means clear or clarity.

It’s difficult to walk in clarity with clutter. Sometimes we need to elinminate the unnecessary so the necessary may speak.😉

When our schedule is packed, our mind is racing & our lives are filled with things that demand our time, talents & finances in such a way that we don’t face the Father, there’s a problem (or one just waiting to happen!)

As we look back on the first 2 weeks of 2022, ask:

👉🏽What sort of offspring have my decisions produced?

👉🏽Are my weeks marked by clarity or do I need to spend a little time removing obstacles standing in the way?

Efficiency makes things run smoother, but it also frees us of things that deter from living lives of intention.

That word, “intent”, means to sift. If we were to take our lives & place it in a metaphorical strainer & slosh it around, what unessential things might fall away so that the intentional might remain?

Father, we want to live lives of clarity & purpose. Bring to mind anything in our home, time, relationships & mind that need be removed so the offspring of our decisions may be marked by wisdom!

Time is short & the days are filled with distractions. Give us laser-like clarity to live a life of purpose, on purpose & for the sole purpose of revealing You to a watching world!

GENESIS 32:13-34:31

MATTHEW 11:7-30

PSALM 14:1-7

PROVERBS 3:19-20


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