Stop Avoiding What’s In The Trunk!

So I got our only car out of the shop and its running like new again!  I wanted it to look as good as it was running, so my sister and I took it to a “do-it-yourself” carwash.  We scrubbed the outside and vacuumed the inside! Our little red Jetta was sparkling in the sunlight and smelled very clean. When we were just about done, I noticed something hanging out of the trunk, so I lifted it open and immediately a disgusted frown spoiled my joy.  The trunk was full of… stuff… to be honest I was too disappointed to see what was back there.  I quickly slammed the trunk, got in the driver’s seat, and finished out the rest of my errands.

It was so nice to drive around in a clean car, one of which was now driving like new.  However, the ever-looming thought of my full trunk kept creeping into the back of my mind.  I tried to push it aside, but my efforts were not a permanent solution.  The daunting task of having to go through it all and deciding what to do with it was overwhelming.  How did it pile up like that in the first place?

As I approached our carport, the thought of the trunk flooded back into my mind, but this time, it came with a small revelation.  People, myself included, do so much to make sure our bodies are working properly and are presentable.  We go to the doctors when we need a fix, we shop for complimenting accessories, and we clean up pretty nice.  Everything seems so right with us, yet somewhere hidden in our hearts is a trunk full of… stuff… that we are not eager to sort through.  Some of it might be memories we don’t want to let go of, sin we are struggling with, habits too hard to break, or pieces of life that you just don’t know what to do about.  Eventually this trunk is going to fill up, weigh you down, and in the back of your mind, no matter how good things may appear, you are haunted by the task of approaching this stuff and how to respond to it.

I decided to take action.  I cleaned out my trunk.  Now when I drive in my clean car, I know the whole car is clean.  There is no lingering thought of having to face a daunting task.

I challenge you to take action in your life.  If there is a daunting task that you need to face, a trunk that needs cleaning, a sin you need to confess, a habit you need to break, an attitude you need to adjust, or any other piece of life that you may have been avoiding… “Nike Up and JUST DO IT!”

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