We have just moved to a new house. I dread moving. It is a difficult and at times an insurmountable task. It involves a lot of tedious and very boring work. I always reach a point where I’m just ready to toss it all because what is packed must eventually be unpacked. There is an upside to moving, the chance for a fresh start. There is something refreshing about a new place once everything is unpacked. As I was unpacking the endless mound of boxes I realized there are some Spiritual lessons to be learned from moving.
First, God is in the business of fresh starts and second chances. God is willing to forgive us when we make a mess of things, clean up the mess and give us another chance. This doesn’t mean there are no consequences from past actions.
Sometimes you just have to get rid of the junk. Moving can be a time for re-evaluation and to toss out unneeded junk. Periodically we need to take a spiritual evaluation and toss out the junk in our lives. Just like in moving it can be hard work and isn’t always easy.
A change of location can also change ones outlook and perspective. Being in a new non-mold infested place has definitely changed my perspective. Our old place had so many problems that just going home was draining and depressing. It seemed like every time a problem was fixed 4 more new ones popped up. It is possible to get ourselves in an environment that impedes spiritual growth.