In a way, for you to make improvement in your life and get beyond your current circumstance, it will be important that you make room in your mind for new light, new inspiration. The Bible tells us to go into our closet to pray.
Matthew 6:6, "But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly."
For many, to go into the closet with God you will have to clean out that closet. Just try to get into a closet when it is full of stuff. Does anybody have a closet that is full of stuff?
It is the same with your prayer closet in the inner man. You can't get into the prayer closet with your inner man if it is full of stuff. I want you to get a sense of approval from God on this issue - It's OK to dump some of that stuff:
Some of the unused - and in some cases, unfit stuff - to make room for pure Christ.
You wouldn't throw a valued heirloom into your junk drawer or cluttered closet would you? But when it comes to God you do.
We sometimes take the very breath of God and mix it with so many lesser things. In a way we have created a junk closet stuffed with things of the world and precious moments with God, all stuffed together, all hard to find, and when we want to find what we know is there, it is almost impossible. God has taught us better than that. You have to clean your closet out if you want to put something new in it.
Excerpt from God Thinking Pre-empt by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2012