Friday, February 1, 2013

Closet Cleaning

A closet is more than a place where you keep your clothes.

Skeletons are in closets.
People come out of the closet.
Jesus said, “When thou prayest, enter into thy closet” (Matthew 6:6)

“Clean out your closet!” I heard this instruction in my spirit after struggling with low self-worth. This closet awakening changed my life. I opened my closet brimming with clothes. Frumpy clothes that reflected my frumpy spirit. I felt led to get rid of everything that didn’t say…you are so worth it!

What is the opposite of low self-worth? An awareness of your exquisite value in the eyes of God. Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies. (Proverbs 31:10)

Precious to God

Everything was gone except one red coat dress with gold buttons down the front. It was the one outfit in which I felt confident, assured, and empowered to do great things for God. Does this mean that we all should throw out our clothes and run to the nearest mall? Of course not. Start with the inner closet of your spirit.

Do you struggle with confidence in your gift from God? Are you constantly turning down opportunities that will stretch your faith? You can’t hide what’s in your closet.

Just as you are what you eat…you reflect what’s in your inner closet. If you are a bitter, fearful, angry, discontented, insecure or doubtful—it will leak out. No matter how hard you try to cover it up, anyone who is around you will catch on in a short amount of time. Your tone of voice, your body language, or your comments will shout out how you really feel.

Perhaps it is time to clean out your closet and discover who you are in Christ. You might find out that you are:
A new person (2 Corinthians 5:17)
Forgiven (Colossians 1:14)
Loved (1 John 4:19)
Chosen (1 Peter 2:9)
Called (2 Timothy 1:9)
                                                                        Gifted (Romans 12:6)

Start cleaning your closet today. You might find the jewel in you!
  Scripture Reference: The New International Version. 2011. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.                                                                                              


  1. PHEW, needed that one! Felt like a spring breeze came through when Jesus cleaned the closet of my heart. Thanks for that powerful word of hope.

  2. Thank you Crystal. Great message. Especially feeling the punch on...Are you constantly turning down opportunities that will stretch your faith? Ouch.