The Junk Drawer

Mine is in my kitchen. It’s the “all purpose” drawer. It started off neatly and purposefully. A place to store batteries, glue sticks, small change and envelopes. It’s morphed though to much more, but must less useful. I rummage through random cables, empty sticking plaster boxes (thanks boys!) and just junk to find what I need. Time for a spring clean where most likely the majority of stuff will be binned.

It’s a bit like our minds really. We store useful information, memories, knowledge, but we can also store toxic thoughts. Negative thoughts about ourselves, grievances, fears and worries. We store disappointments and lies we believe about ourselves and others. These toxic thoughts can spill over into our external life impacting our decisions and relationships. Making it hard to rummage through our mind for the truth.

And just like my junk drawer, our minds can need a sort out. A chance to rid ourselves of toxic thoughts. We replace toxic thoughts with the truth. The best advice is found in Philippians 4:8 

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”

Replace toxic thoughts with true, honest and lovely thoughts.

Now to attend to my junk drawer.

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