Tuesday, January 8, 2013

My Mustard Seed Goal

I'm beginning the "Do What You Can" Plan and with the help of Holley Gerth's eBook I will be on the road to discovering and achieving my God-Sized plan.

My God-sized dream isn't anything that will make a big impact on anyone but me and my small home and family. I want an organized life. That's a big dream for a girl who likes "stuff". Maybe it's from growing up with very little. But when your surroundings are cluttered, your whole life feels cluttered. And when you're whole life feels cluttered, you can't be the person God means for you to be. And you can't accomplish the things he has for you to do. When there is so much to do, sometimes it's hard to know where to start. And that's where the breakdown occurs... you don't start. You spend your days sitting, and thinking about it but not very often acting on it. 

When change of any kind is needed, I find myself trying to look ahead to the end result. Not that the end result isn't worth the effort but knowing the distance between beginning and end... from A to Z... I feel overwhelmed. But I need to remind myself that there are many more letters before Z. If I can just look from A to B and succeed in that first step, it will be easier getting to the next. Start small. One step at a time.

My Mustard Seed Goal is to simply de-clutter and purge just one small area. Not even a whole room. I will share my first step, my step A tomorrow. I have one kitchen cabinet that makes me crazy. Who am I kidding! I have more than one. But I'll start with just one. I'll show you what it looks like now.

What a mess huh? Cookbooks, Tupperwear, paper plates & bowls, Pampered Chef prep bowls and chopper. ziploc bags. This will look totally different tomorrow! My goal is this one cabinet. We'll see what tomorrow brings.


  1. Oh, I've felt for some time God telling me to clean out and get rid...and I have but it doesn't seem to have made a dent in all we've accumulated in almost 36 years of married life!! I'm looking forward to your ideas and suggestions!!!

  2. Great post. I have been s-l-o-w-l-y cleaning out..taking stuff to the resale shop and thrift store but I would love to be more organized. Thank you for sharing.

  3. This is exactly - EXACTLY - what I've been working on ever since I sold Scrap Girls. My life, my home, and everything in it was a mess. It's getting so much better. Can't wait to read how it comes long for you!

  4. I've been doing this too. Must be something in the air. Over the past year, I did all of the closets. I just finished the last one when we put away the Christmas ornaments. Since they were already out, clearing the rest of the space for sorting and a thorough cleaning was easy - well maybe easier.

    You write beautifully. I look forward to reading more pearl of wisdom here ;-)

    (Found you through Ro's blog.)