Today, my 6 year old had a headache and then eventually vomited. It was not pretty, but the mess had to be cleaned up. (I’m so glad my husband cleaned it up.). But I began thinking about how many times we find ourselves looking at a mess we created and instead of cleaning it up, we allow it to stay. We tolerate the disorganization, the funky smell, the dysfunction without trying to clean it up.
We find ourselves settling with the relationship, the job, the disrespect because we would rather step around it and keep going rather than dealing with it. The mess eventually produces a foul smell and something that is quite embarrassing. Imagine if someone came to your house and had to step over 6-week old vomit! Who does that?! But many of us have messes that we have yet to deal with. Those messes are holding us back from living our best lives—the one God intended and created for us.
Look around. Is there a mess that you haven’t cleaned up? Is there something you need to deal with in order to move on?
Don’t let another day go by dealing with the funk of yesterday’s mishaps. Clean up your mess so you can get unstuck and thrive!
~Coletta Jones Patterson
Coletta is an author of six books, speaker, life coach and business executive who is passionate about helping others get unstuck. Connect with Coletta at firstname.lastname@example.org.