The keys were nowhere to be found. I looked everywhere. I backtracked all my previous places to no avail. I turned things upside down and inside out. Did someone take them?
I started to blame others. Where could they be? It had the key to my house, car, mailbox, office, tags for stores and the gym. That key chain unlocked all of the important places dear to me. I couldn’t lose my keys!
Yet, many times we lose track of our soul that contains the very essence of who we are. It holds our mind, our emotions and our will. It is our thoughts, feelings and behaviors.
Although our soul contains these important elements of our lives, we misplace, misuse, or mistreat them.
How you ask?
1. Letting our minds run rampant. Allowing anything and everything to feed our minds. We believe anything someone says and then repeat it as if it is truth.
2. Allowing deep personal wounds to become infected and ooze bitterness. We rehash the incident repeatedly keeping the wound from healing. We spout resentment and unforgiveness to any that will listen to our story, preserving us as the victim.
3. Keep our emotions raw and unchecked. Any small thing can cause a spark and produce a raging fire of spewing words or out of control behavior.
4. Leave our attitude unchecked.
Have you ever considered caring for your soul? Caring as you do for your family; or how you maintain your home; or love your animals.
Caring for our soul is essential but seemingly rarely done. C. S. Lewis said, “We are a soul with a body, not a body with a soul.” We spend countless hours caring for our body with diet, exercise, dress and make-up.
Yet, do we spend time caring for our soul?
1 Peter 1:22 says, “ Now you can have real love for everyone because your souls have been cleansed from selfishness and hatred when you trusted Christ to save you; so see to it that you really do love each other warmly, with all your hearts.
I’m in the process of a soul make-over. I want to be rid of selfishness and hatred and closets full of unwanted and unnecessary feelings and emotions I‘ve been hoarding.
Care to join me?