There is a handy little cleaning device on every computer called the “defragmenter” – and if you click on it – it will ask you which drive that you wish to defrag. You pick a drive – usually your “C” drive – and push the button and away it goes. The purpose of this little juju bee is to get rid of “dead space” on your drive and to make your files more compact – thus creating more open space.
So yesterday when I was having computer issues – I ran a few scans – used the “nCleaner” and cleaned out some temporary files. Still – it was sluggish and not cooperating with me – wouldn’t load my mail – or browser – so I decided to run the “defragmenter” while I slept – and when I woke up this morning – it was like magic – my computer was up and purring along like a kitten.
So I’m thinking…a dangerous thing to do. Is life a little like this? And if our computer needs “defraging” – does that mean that over time it gets “fragged”? What exactly would that look like for me? I’ve been “frazzled” and “fried” at times – but “fragged”? Does that mean I have too many temporary files and junk clogging up my heart and mind? Too many useless emotions? Too much time spent on things that are slowing me down? Do I need a monthly “defragmenter”? Maybe even a weekly or daily one?
For me – when I spend time alone in deep reflection – and I spend time with Jesus – it is like a “defrag” for my heart and mind. As I “unload” on Him – He is faithful to remove those things (if I am willing to let go of them) that are useless to me. Those things that rob me of happiness and deep joy. Those things that “slow me down” so I am not operating at peak performance. In my devotion this morning it was suggested that we are never alone when we are by ourselves – as long as we know Jesus as our personal Saviour – He is always with us – even when alone. And it is through Him that we can find a rejuvenation for our weary hearts and minds. When “dead space” is removed from our hearts – and He begins the work to compact things (ourselves) together to give us more room in our hearts to reach out to others. To be an encouragement to those around us – as we are less focused on us.
Do I want to “defrag”? Yes. You bet.
Have a wonderful day – try a “defrag” session yourself – get your heart and mind cleaned out of all the “clutter” – and see how much more room you will have for others.