Have you ever drove down the road and seen trash scattered, or bags to be picked up? Have you seen someone’s vehicle that you can’t sit in because they haven’t cleaned it in years? Well our lives are pretty similar.
Just like the trash scattered all over the roads, we can scatter our “trash” as well. Think of a time you said something to someone that wasn’t nice when you were angry or hurt. Most people do that to try to make themselves feel better, or keep from getting hurt.
When honestly it is not making things better. As that words that got tossed out of your mouth has hurt someone. Just like the trash it can kill or hurt animals or other people.
We don’t think it’s a big deal, as we don’t deal with it. Someone else usually has to come through and clean up the mess.
Now there are times when you get called out for throwing trash out. But that doesn’t mean to keep it bottled up. That can be just as bad.
If we don’t properly handle your trash, it can destroy you. Just like a car that no one cleans out.
If we keep holding things in, whether it’s because too nice or too scared, it doesn’t end well. All their frustrations keep piling up, and they have no release. They have so much built up fear, frustration, disappointments, and negativity, that eventually there is no room for anyone else. Just like the car, if you can’t keep it clean, who wants to ride with you?
Whether you throw out trash, or keep it piled up, there is an answer! The answer is simple: leave your trash at the altar!
The only one that is strong enough to handle our problems or who can clean us up, is God. If we take it to the altar, leave everything there! Don’t throw it out to have others have to clean it up. Don’t hold it inside to build up. Take it to the garbage can and get rid of it!
The altar is there to be our garbage can. All our problems, hate, emotions, struggles, and whatever else we are struggling with.
The altar is there to help us make amends, open our hearts, and minds in order to clean us.
So when we are faced with difficulties, instead of throwing it out the window to affect others, or keeping it bottled up, take it to the altar!
Time to take out the trash and renew ourselves!