Can you perceive an obnoxious smell coming from your direction? Does it smell like a rotten garbage or a treated sewage? Perhaps, if you can discern carefully, you should know what smell it is. Oh, now you realize that it is coming from the direction of your closet? Sure, it should be your closet skeleton! Yes, not your unwashed clothes, or dirty shoes, but it is the stench of bitterness, grieve, hatred and un-forgiveness that lies in your heart that is making you feel unpleasant and unworthy.
Bitterness, fears, worries, or self-centeredness, and even doubts has a way of denting our self-image, and making our lives look unattractive to ourselves and others. These attitudes are the skeletons in your closet that has kept you stagnant in life.
My friend, be honest! No economic recession or difficult environmental circumstances can stop a man who is determined to succeed! Therefore, the reason for the hardship you experience may not be unconnected with your unpleasant attitude and unloving relationships. Attitude determines how far you can go. Your attitude is like a price tag, it shows how valuable you are.
A bad attitude is like a flat tire. If you don’t change it, you will never go anywhere! Therefore, in order to move forward, you must be willing to give up your bitterness and past regrets and go on towards a better tomorrow.
Ultimately, it is only God who can truly change a man inside out, and bring the best out of him. According to Joren Kierkegaard, “Prayers does not change God but it changes him who prays.” We have to trust God enough to allow Him come in and plow our lives. Perhaps, He needs to root our the closet skeletons and replace them with new attitudes.
Then, you can say like the Psalmist, “Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me…” (Psalm 23:4). Clean your closet, change your attitude! Don’t let your past get in the way of your future! You’re winning! Yes, we are winning!