Sometimes I think my life is like my linen closet - constantly in need of cleaning, discarding, rearranging and straightening. There are always a few undesirables that need to be discarded - gossip, yelling, gluttony, complaining, bitterness, fretting, jealousy, worry, pride, uncommitted struggles, impatience - all jammed way back into the corners.
Unfortunately, linen closets never straighten or clean themselves. Likewise, we can't - by our own power - change our lives. To bring about a permanent change of heart we need more power than our tired, human selves can muster. When we open the door and allow God's life-changing power to enter in... he begins a good work in us. Lets swing open those doors and let his power, step by step, moment by moment begin to straighten our lives.
Women's Devotional NIV