Take Out The Garbage
By: Evangelist Kimberly Bush Crews
There was a lady who truly loved the Lord with all of her heart. She had a special anointing on her life, and it appeared to be getting stronger with each trial she went through. She was married with kids, and she loved her family dearly. She was faced with one problem; one of her dearly loved children didnít want to obey and live by the rules. As a woman of God, she knew that this childís disobedience would be a direct reflection on her ministry; and, God had warned her time and time again to bring the child under subjection or move her from her spiritual space because sheís contaminating her ministry.
Because the mother knew of the love the father had for his children, she was afraid. She was afraid of losing her child and her husband; so, she just prayed daily asking God to move the child. It went on for years and only got worse over time until God got to the point that He was fed up. He confronted her and said, ďI know that you wonít move her because you are afraid of losing them. Who do you love; them or Me? If youíre obedient, you will lose one, but I can bring her back. If youíre disobedient, you can lose them all and your soul.Ē
The woman knew that she had to make a choice, it was either be obedient and trust God to make everything alright or be disobedient and make the sacrifice of losing her family and her soul. So, she took a deep breath and took out the garbage. She suffered much pain and heartache because of the loss, but she can see daily that God doing just as He said, making everything alright.
Each day that I arose, I could clearly see
That my garbage was becoming a problem for me;
But, I simply ignored it as if it would just go away.
It was only getting worse by the day.
I could very well see it falling on the floor,
But I just pushed in and piled on more and more
Hoping that somebody else would be so kind
To take out this garbage that was all mine.
This garbage eventually began to smell,
And, my stomach wasnít taking it very well.
I got the nerve to ask somebody else
To take out this heap of garbage that I had created myself,
But no one would and it only got worse;
And, the stink of the garbage had become a curse.
Thatís how it is with spiritual garbage in my life.
I held on to it so long until it began to stink with misery and strife.
I had some garbage that I needed to get rid of,
But I wouldnít take it out for the sake of love.
God kept telling me to get rid of it every single day;
But, I kept asking Him to take it away.
He knew that I wouldnít move on my spiritual authority
Because I was afraid of losing something that meant a lot to me.
So, He troubled my spirit with a horrible odor I couldnít bear
That overwhelmed my emotional ability to love and care
About the loss that I would definitely face
If I chose to take this garbage out of my spiritual place.
I became so restless that I had to find a way
To relieve myself of the stink that I faced each day.
I had had enough; the garbage had to go
Because I could see that fungus had begun to grow.
Some of my most worldly possessions had to go too;
And, I was well aware of the pain and suffering the loss would cause me to go through;
But, I had to decide what it would be:
Peace and joy or turmoil and misery?
I had to take the garbage out of my life
To avoid an infestation of pain, misery and strife.
I chose to take the garbage and use Godís spiritual spray
To make sure that the annoying bugs of disobedience would go away.
If there is garbage piling up in your life
Whether itís coming from friends, family, children, husband or wife,
I am warning you to take it out; get it out of your spiritual place
Because itís not worth the chastising you will face.
Donít keep praying and asking God to take it out for you
Because Heís given you the ability and authority to do
What needs to be done to clean your spiritual place
So that garbage wonít take over your space.
Anything or anyone that may be a hindrance to you fulfilling Godís plan
Needs to go in your spiritual garbage can.