Did you like washing dishes as a kid?
If so, did you do a good job, or one that required other people to go behind you and redo the job?
I NEED THOSE DISHES WASHED!!!
When you have unclean dishes in the sink, you generally wash them. It may not be right away, but they eventually get done.
Then there are other times when you’re tired, and you don’t feel like washing dishes at all.
You might let the dishes sit for a day or two or maybe even three.
If you choose the last option, everything in the sink will eventually start smelling.
This is the same thing that happens in our minds, bodies, souls, and spirits.
When clutter and debris sits inside of those areas too long, we develop a stench, instead of the sweet aroma of Christ.
Toxic gases are emitted instead of purified hearts.
What would happen if you only clean the outside of every dish, and then place them inside of the dish rack?
You’d risk getting food poisoning, a possible infection, and or a food-borne virus.
You’d then go to the doctor and grab antibiotics, but then you’re not tackling the root of the problem, which is washing the inside of the dishes.
Therefore, nine times out of ten, you’re going back to the doctor for antibiotics again.
This is what happens when unclean spirits enter our realm. We refuse to enter the phase of troubleshooting to get to the source of the problem, and we enter a vicious cycle of reinfecting our minds, bodies, souls, and spirits once again.
Without identifying the source of the problem, then implementing a strategy and a plan for attacking this source, we become a perpetual host for everybody else’s drama, at the expense of solely dealing with our own.
And just like with germs, once you’re identified as a host, everybody uses your soul for their toxic unresolved trauma and undealt with brokenness.
Know your power. Know your worth. Know your value. Know your soul.
Until next time,