I was cleaning up my desktop and organizing my files the other day and learned three things while doing so.
1. File deletion is essential for better PC performance.
In the same breath, there are things from the past that hinder us from being at our best. These we have to do away with.
Isaiah 43:18-19 says it best.
Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.
See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland.
2. Oftentimes, we think that deleting files is enough.
If you’re wondering why your past still haunts you, try examining your heart. There might be things there that you think you’ve already surrendered to God but in truth, you still are holding on to somehow.
3. Everything needs to go, even the ones on your trash bin.
This verse is a great reminder:
“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.”
-Romans 12:2, NLT
So yeah, make it a habit to clean the bin. 😉