I am on detox mode this week. I usually do this before a big event so I can enhance the glow. 😀 I have a family event this coming Saturday and me thinks that wearing good clothes with a pale looking face is just messed up. A little vanity right there but hey!! Let’s glow! 🙂 🙂 The last time I did a serious detox was before my brother’s wedding last year. I still look at the photos now and marvel at the glow. 😀 It’s a simple process: I double my water intake, take yoghurt, eat more fruits, vegetables and fiber, fast for a day, do a simple facial at home the night before the event and voila! \o/
I was talking to a friend of mine this morning telling him about the detox, when it hit me that not only do I need a physical detox but one for my soul too. The soul works in the same way as the body. In this life we take in a lot of stuff into our souls, both good and bad stuff. The bad stuff can accumulate over a period of time leaving us feeling tired and distracted. Toxins are harmful! They cause a slow death. Soul toxins come in many forms. It could be the pain of losing a loved one, the disillusionment of a break-up, the stab of hurtful words spoken to you, the disappointment from your failures, the shame and guilt of your sin, the defeated-ness that comes with struggling with a sin for many years, the crutches handed to us by fear, the imbalance of doubt due to prayers left answered, the hollowness of loneliness, the drunkenness from our self righteous pride, wounds from rejection…. toxins, toxins toxins. They stain the soul! They may be invisible to the outside world but they are real to us. They are like a shadow…behind us but we cannot out run them! Toxins! Wounds! Shadows!
It’s time for a soul detox, not because of an upcoming big event but for the sake of life! It is crucial for all of us to make it a habit to STOP and DROP! It’s important to just take time out alone sometimes to think about our lives and re-group. To drop the unnecessary burdens we keep carrying around and open ourselves up for freshness!! Joy! LIFE! Forgive those who have wronged us, choose to start the healing process, leave that destructive habit, end those bad relationships, start to pray more, tame our tongues, stop gossiping or listening to it, throw away those detestable movies, stop being jealous of other people, start to love ourselves and forgive ourselves, start to trust God again.
I am not ignorant of the fact that this soul detox journey is not an easy one. It is a journey to freedom and such a journey has never been easy! Nothing good comes easy! It is totally worth the sweat and God gives us the strength. We are never alone.
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.
(Break free from the slavery of grudges, sin, guilt, hatred, pride, un-forgiveness, doubt, fear, unhealthy friendships …and whatever else) They are totally unnecessary. Just start to walk away from them and hang in there. It shall be well!!\o/ Give your life to God! Surrender your struggles to Him!
Praying for all of us as we detox our souls!!