John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
I can’t stand junk mail. Whether it’s in my work mailbox or my home mailbox, junk mail is one of those little annoyances in life that really get under my skin. Kind of like an empty toilet paper roll that hasn’t been changed or a Lego piece left out in just the right spot for my poor little foot to stumble upon in the dark. Junk mail is appropriately named “junk” for a reason.
The problem with my junk mail is that I don’t really ever do anything with it. I tend to put off getting rid of it. I leave it in my school mailbox for weeks at a time and leave it in my home mailbox for way too long. I’m pretty sure I’m not my mailman’s favorite stop. There is something in my brain that prohibits me from simply pulling it out of my box and throwing it away.
Do you have junk in your life that you just can’t seem to get rid of? Whether it’s toxic habits, toxic friends, or toxic feelings? What is stopping you from simply pulling it out of your box and tossing it to the curb? Why do you the trash fester? Why do you let it build up?
Right before He left His disciples, Jesus left them with one gift. A valuable gift that they could never lose and or ever have taken away. He gave them the gift of peace.
Jesus doesn’t want us to lead lives full of baggage. He doesn’t want us to be weighed down by all of the junk that life can throw at us. He told his disciples that the world could never give to them like He could and He meant it.
Just like with His disciples, Jesus wants us to live lives full of peace. He wants us to empty that mailbox, toss out that junk, and to not that old garbage sit.
Think about what you have building up. Think about what you have festering. It’s time to get rid of it. It’s time to clean out the mess you have left sitting for far too long.
Start living a life full of peace. Not a life full of junk. Toss all of that mess away.
You’re going to need a clear view to see Jesus.