Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Closet Makeover

Happy Wednesday, hope you have had a great day!
I wanted to let you know that I am sharing today, how I made over my closet, at
I would love it if you would hop over and see what has been going on around here lately.
Love Ya,
Charity

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Year, New Closet, New Heart

 
Have you ever had a meltdown over what is in your closet?
I know I have!
I had them in high school at a size 6 and now in mid-life at a size __... a girl needs some secrets.
I had my last meltdown over a year ago but I still remember it, vividly. It was a Sunday morning while getting ready for church, seems that Sunday mornings often have problems but that is a topic for another day. I hated everything in my closet, nothing was working together and I could not find something that I was looking for. At the high/low point of this meltdown my daughter walked into my room to ask a question. When she came in my bed was piled high with rejected clothing, shoes were all over the floor and my nerves were shot. I do not remember her question or my answer but I remember my attitude. Boy, do I remember my attitude! It was HATEFUL and SELFISH, not nurturing and kind. She left my room hurt. I was left in my room with a pile of clothing and an even bigger pile of regrets. I started praying, I asked God for forgiveness and asked Him to help me change this area of my life. He started by bringing a verse to my mind.
I will give thanks to You, for
I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Wonderful are Your Works
And my soul knows it well.
Psalm 139:14
God convicted me that I would tell my daughters this verse but I did not believe it and if I did not believe it they might not either. Again, I confessed to God and asked for forgiveness. Then I did the same with my daughters.
The next day I started cleaning out my closet.
1. I got rid of everything that did not fit.
- This was very hard for me. I can be a hoarder and live in the what ifs of life but God...
BUT GOD wanted to know did I have faith that he loved me enough and could/would provide again if my size changed. Did I trust Him?
I let the clothes go.
2. I calculated how many pieces of clothing I really needed.
- I started getting rid of excess. This step was easier because it tended to be things that I had extra of or never wore.
3. I decided if something was going to hang in my closet I had to love it.
- I learned things about myself during this step. God revealed a very ugly and large void in my heart that I had tried to fill with selfishness and pride. I was not prepared for this. I wanted these clothes even though I did not love them. It was hard to pass these pieces on because they fit and I did not have extras, everything in me wanted to cry out but God...
BUT GOD reminded me that all that I have is His and that He had freely given it to me and I should freely give to others. So I gave. With each item I gave God filled a piece of that gaping void with His love.
Fast Forward to today.
Do I still have bad days?
Of Course! I still have hormones and the devil is still on the prowl but I do not meltdown.
Did you hear that?
I DO NOT MELTDOWN.
Now when I have a bad day I go to my closet and know that I love everything in it but more importantly I know that
I AM FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY MADE

and I give thanks to God for all that He has given me and taught me.
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My closet today
What has God been cleaning out in your life?

Charity


























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