For some reason since our nest is now empty, I have felt compelled to clean. And I do mean compelled. I have thoroughly cleaned and purged almost every closet in my home. It was long overdue and it felt good to get rid of things that are no longer needed. There were years of accumulated "stuff" in the kids closets. Old clothes and old toys that could be used by other children now.
During this time I began a new Bible Study with my small group. Funny thing, this study by Jennifer Rothschild, "Me, Myself and Lies" deals with cleaning out my thought closet. I had no idea that my thought closet was so full of junk. Our thought closets are crammed with thoughts from our past, lies that we have told ourselves. This has been a difficult study, in that it makes you confront any wrong thoughts that you have. Thoughts that come from ourselves and not the Truth of God. But in its difficulty, my thought closets are being cleaned and purged.
So I'm getting rid of the junk and replacing it with God's wisdom. Taking off my self-imposed labels and replacing them with God's.
We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:5 NASB