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When you survey the condition of your life, it doesn’t take long to notice the “rubble” that has been tripping you up. Cleaning up and planning the remodel and rebuilding of your life is a royal job, for sure. So, “Where do I begin?” you ask. Take a look around at your environment... and know that God is with you to help. He wants us all to take an active part in the spring cleaning of our lives!

Assess the Situation
  • Inspect the gates, doors, walls – what is broken?
  • Because of your unfortified condition, are there regular attacks from the enemy on your heart, mind, and emotions?
  • How is the health of your spirit? (Do you have low morale or are you “just not into it”?)
  • Is there any rubble in your way?
  • How have you dealt with it?
  • Tried to remove it
  • Easier to ignore or avoid dealing with the mess
  • Become blind to the rubble so you expertly step around it


What are some examples of “rubble” in your life?
• Rubble of the BODY:
– Extra weight
– Low energy
– Dis-ease
– Weakness

• Rubble of the SOUL (heart, mind, and emotions)
– Hurts/wounds from the past
– Easily offended
– Unforgiveness, bitterness
– Insecure, self-conscious, compare yourself to others
– Scarcity (not enough…time, money, love, know how, etc.)
– Overactive mind/no peace
– Fleeting or few moments of happiness and inner joy

• Rubble of the SPIRIT:
– Unbelief (just don’t have faith in what God says in the Bible)
– Unworthy view of self (feel like you have done too much wrong to come to God)
– Fear (many ways this can show up)
– Don’t know how to connect with or hear from God

“Oh, that is a lot of work!” you say? YES — but growth happens by change and change does not happen by sitting on the sidelines!

Don’t worry; you’ll have the Holy Spirit’s help, of course.

And remember: any plans or goals that you courageously set and intend to reach WILL happen when you get in the game.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
(Phil. 4:13)
Rebuild by Renewing Your Mind
Truly the only way to take destructive thoughts captive is by spending time in God’s presence.

You can come to the table of the King, an intimate table set for two, ANY time of the day or night.

• Did you know you have a standing invitation to enjoy fine dining with God?
• Now that you know, will you continue to stand Him up?!
• He is waiting and delights in your enjoyment of what He has prepared
He prepares a table before me in the presence of my enemies.
(Ps. 23:5)
So nourish your soul and spirit with the heavenly “food” lavishly prepared with you in mind:
• Love
• Joy
• Peace
• Patience
• Kindness
• Goodness
• Faithfulness
• Gentleness
• Self-control
• Faith
• Understanding
• Wisdom
• Security
• Abundance
• Identity
• God’s nature
For the rest, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of reverence and is honorable and seemly, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely and lovable, whatever is kind and winsome and gracious, if there is any virtue and excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think on and weigh and take account of these things [fix your minds on them].
(Phil. 4:8 AMP)
Do you think you can benefit from this kind of “diet”? Consider all the potential in just one piece of fruit. It contains many seeds, each holding the promise of a completely new tree that when matured will bear its own fruit containing seeds, and so on and so on…

Spending time with God, who is your Heavenly Father, Lord and King of the Universe, must be paramount over everything else we invest in, because we are called to be a tree bearing much fruit! 

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Author Biography

Drs. Jeff and Andrea Hazim
Web site: Lessons for Healthy Living
Drs. Jeff and Andrea Hazim have been teaching and ministering together since they were married in 1999. They recorded the original Lessons for Healthy Living series in 2001.

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