The recycle bin keeps unwanted or deleted files on the computer. Although we delete these files, they occupy space on the computer hard drive. The user must empty the recycle bin to get rid of them permanently as there may be the temptation to restore what has been deleted.
In the same way, we must empty our “recycle bin” to get rid of anything that slows us down in our walk of Faith. The “recycle bin” could be your wardrobe, CD bag, Bedroom, Fridge, Office, relationship, certain channels on TV, etc. There may be some clothes you do not want to wear, movies you do not want to watch, songs you do not want to listen to, drinks you have said “No” to, certain thoughts, etc. You no longer use or need them but you still have them in your bags, office, fridge, wardrobe, etc. These things should be deleted permanently so that we can run our race well. Paul said “since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down…” Hebrews 12:1
“And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. For the old skins would burst from the pressure, spilling the wine and ruining the skins. New wine is stored in new wineskins so that both are preserved.” Matthew 9:17 NLT
Search your life today; are there things in your wardrobe, fridge, room, office, relationship with people, life, etc that you need to delete permanently? Be encouraged to do it today. God will not descend from heaven to do it for you. It is your responsibility dear friend.
I want to encourage you to empty your recycle bin. Let your “No” be “No”. The enemy of your new life in Christ is your old life in the world. Therefore keeping things of your old life will slow you down. God bless you!