Keep On Movin

I hate the process of moving. It’s really no fun. But sometimes it’s a necessary
evil to get where we need to go. Sound familiar?

There are so many things in life that are really no fun, but after all the hard work is done we can truly
appreciate where we’ve been and where we are now. The past two weeks have been a
confirmation of that for me, as my family moved…again! (But for what I hope
will be the last time for a long, long while.)

It seems I’ve been swimming in an endless stream of boxes and Bubble Wrap; forced to clean out
drawers and make “keep-it-or-ditch-it” decisions on items that I swore the last
time we moved I’d never take to another house.

Sometimes I don’t think we even realize how much unnecessary “stuff” we accumulate until we are actually
forced to face it. As I sorted through still-unpacked boxes from our last move,
I realized, If I haven’t used it—or missed it—in a year, I probably don’t need
it. There were old clothes I’ll never wear again. I came across toys that my
kids just had to have that have gone un-played with since before I can remember.
There were lots of things that at one time really seemed important that I
realized I don’t need to keep after all.

It actually made me think about many things we don’t need to keep but that, in our human nature, we tend to hold
on to.

Maybe you have been holding on to a grudge over something that you
can’t even really remember the origin of now, but it seemed important at one
time. Or maybe there is bitterness that you’ve packed away that you didn’t have
any intention of getting rid of. Is it jealousy? Unforgivenness?
Hurt?

I’ve come to the conclusion that sometimes it’s good to unpack your
life—both literally and figuratively. Moving forces us to do that. And moving on
forces us to do that too. Both are hard, but both are good for us. Both really
help us to live a cleaner, less complicated, more peaceful existence.

I think at this time of year, we can all benefit from a good spring cleaning…not
just in our homes, but in our hearts and lives as well.

About Julie Hadden

I'm Julie Hadden and for the past few years I've been on quite journey. My experience on Season 4 of "The Biggest Loser" resulted in a total transfomation in my life. What started out being about what I could "lose" turned more into what I "gained." God revealed great truths to me about the infinite WORTH we all possess in His eyes and I'm passionate about sharing what I learned through this process. View all posts by Julie Hadden

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