2/21 Days of Prayer
Philippians 3:8 (NKJV)
Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ
Most of you have probably seen or heard of the show “Hoarders.” This show is all about people that hold onto things that they don’t need until their home becomes so cluttered with stuff that it drastically affects their daily lives.
You probably aren’t a hoarder with material things, but you might be a hoarder emotionally. Emotional hoarding is trickier to manage because no one else can see what you are holding onto internally. There are many people who are hoarding bitterness, unforgiveness, anger, and resentment. They continue holding onto these negative emotions until they eventually pile up, hindering their everyday mobility. Life has a way of hurting us, and when it does, we need to let God heal the pain we’ve acquired. We need to give Him the hurt, the pain, the anger, the bitterness, and the unforgiveness. We need to let Him remove all the rubbish in our lives so that we can live free and fulfilled lives.
God, I give you (take a moment to give God whatever you have been holding onto.) I release the pain, the unforgiveness, the bitterness, and the anger, and I ask you to remove the things in my life that are hindering me from living a free and fulfilled life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.