Unless you never take your car to a Jiffy Lube or a shop to have your oil changed, you know right where I am going. The guy tells you it is dirty and it needs to be replaced. (Cue uncomfortable discussion in 3…2..1…)
A filter is what blocks harmful contaminants from destroying machinery, like your oil filter, air filter, fuel filter, or your furnace filter. It is what allows the machine to work at peak performance by not being bogged down with the junk while letting through what it needs to perform it’s purpose.
Just like your car and furnace, you have filters. Emotional, spiritual, and physical filters help you to live your life to your fullest purpose without all the junk. They allow through what is needed for you to live at peak performance (full potential) while removing what is harmful.
Just like your air filter, you need to check it often and replace it when it is not keeping out those particles of disaster, aiming to choke off the life you are meant to live.
Some people are trying to live life with no filters at all. They allow every bad word, action, and impulse destroy their lives without any care for how it will affect them. They have no idea how these things cause problems and think they will just buy another “furnace” if this one breaks down.
That is not how it works.
Some people have filters, but they ignore them. They get so plugged up with dirt, grime, allergens, and viruses that eventually they start breaking down. “I have a filter so I am ok.”. Really? Yes you have a filter, but it is doing you no good.
In order to heal from a divorce, you need to change your filter. Get rid of that old, plugged-up, filthy one and install a fresh one. If you don’t have one, go get one!!!
In the next post, I will go into some of the filters you need to be able to recover and allow your heart and spirit to work the way it was created to work. It will allow you to live the life that God has for you, even through the pain and the hurt.
You can be repaired & restored. It starts with changing what we can change quickly and easily.