I had been driving around for a long time with stuff in my trunk and I honestly had no clue what was really back there. I did not bother to even look. I wouldn’t necessarily say it was due to laziness, as much as me just not being concerned about it. Every time I hit a bump, I was hearing something back there rattling and falling over. Finally, one day I decided to just check the trunk.
When I finally checked my trunk I found out there was stuff back there I had no clue was back there. I even had a container of someone else’s that I thought I actually gave back. When I finally got back in my car the title “Check The Trunk” came to mind.
A lot of times we find ourselves ignoring stuff just due to the simple fact we do not want to deal with it. We see that in our everyday lives. I am one of those people who do not do well folding my clothes right away. I will get clothes, toss them in the basket and throw them in the closet; out of sight, out of mind. That works okay until I am looking for something to wear.
We also do this with our emotions and even with the hard things that we are unwilling to deal with. Every time something new happens we are reminded of that feeling or season. Every time we see or smell certain things, it stirs up stuff in us that we cannot ignore. It reminds us we have not dealt with it, just like hitting that bump reminded me I had something in my trunk. But, we continue to ignore it until it gets to a point where we just cannot anymore.
Fear, doubt, and anxiety are all things that hinder us from dealing with the things in the trunk. At some point you have to get to a place where you are willing to deal with it and no longer bury it and ignore it. Some of you may be dealing with hurt emotions. You continue to act like it doesn’t bother you anymore, but secretly you find yourself angry or crying all the time. It may be a past traumatic experience that you say you are over, but are not. It is time to empty our trunks out.
What things have you allowed to go ignored, but continues to stir up on the inside of you? What is it that you cannot seem to shake because you will not deal with it. Running from those feelings and emotions can seem like the best thing to do, but in the end it continues to eat us up on the inside and bring us down into dark places. It is time to find the source of the rattling in your trunk. It is time to get to the root of those feelings and emotions. Identifying the problem is the first step in being completely healed and even whole.
So I challenge you today to check your trunk!