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May 22, 2014

Quiet Corner

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MERIDIAN —     I need a daily check of my mental health. There are old memories with injuries and scars that need to be dealt with, and there are also attitudes that need to be examined. Could I be harboring a little envy and jealousy? And is that an old grudge peeping around the corner at me? When I spot those culprits, I can’t really pack them away in boxes — I’ll have to get rid of the mental clutter some other way.

    Author Cheryl Richardson suggests that too much clutter in your house or your mind drains away your energy. She says, “Think of your mind as a large room with limited space. Remember that everything has an impact. Choose wisely the contents in that room.”

    Motivational speaker Zig Ziggler said: “Literally everything that goes into your mind has an effect. It either builds or prepares you for the future or it tears down and reduces your accomplishments.”

    Just as I can only clean one closet at a time, I’ll focus on one thought at a time and ask myself if it’s worth holding on to. If it isn’t, I’ll need God’s help in giving it up. But when I’ve let go of all the junky stuff, I know I’ll feel a lot better. And then I can fill those vacant spaces with a fresh, daily intake of God’s Word.

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