How to “Spring Clean” Your Routine: 5 Tips for Christians

Have you ever suddenly realized that your life isn’t going the way you want it to? It could be something small, like feeling overwhelmed by your schedule. Or you might realize that you don’t like the way you think about or treat others. These moments of dissatisfaction are a great opportunity to change your routine.

The Bible talks a lot about the principle of reaping and sowing. In Galatians 6:8, Paul writes, “He who sows to please his flesh will reap destruction from the flesh; he who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.

Here are five ways to sow differently and change the direction of your life.

1. Schedule daily devotions

When Jesus died on the cross, the curtain of the Jewish temple was torn from top to bottom. This curtain divided God and his worshipers, keeping them apart so that they would not die because of their sin. However, Jesus’ work of retribution means that nothing now separates us from closeness to God.

One of the most life-changing things is spend time with god on a daily basis. It may be like studying the scriptures, reading devotions or theology books, praying and worshipping. There is no formula you need to follow other than to take the time to focus on Jesus and ask the Holy Spirit to meet you.

2. Break SM Addiction

Social media is incredibly addictive. If you think you don’t have time for devotions, it might be because you spend a lot of time on your phone. Social platforms like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter take emotional energy and hours of your day without giving much in return.

If you want to change your life, try fasting from social media for a month. You can decide which platforms take the most time and then remove them from your phone. Even if you decide to return to social media after your fast, taking a break will change your perspective and enrich your life.

3. Organize your finances

Finances are another area that can significantly affect your state of mind and daily routine. Financial difficulties can impact many other areas of your life, including relationships and how you spend your time. In Luke 16:10, Jesus said, “He who can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much.”

Take stock of your financial situation. If you have debt, make a plan to start paying it off. For example, if you regularly repay car payments, you may have options this can reduce the price you pay each month.

The sooner you can pay off your debts, the sooner you can reach your future financial goals by investing. If you don’t have a budget, now is a good time to plan your monthly expenses. You can use an app or an online platform to easily track your expenses.

4. Consider Your Relationships

Another way to “clean house” is to freshen up your relationships. In Ephesians 4:32, Paul writes, “Be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another, as God has forgiven you in Christ. Think about the relationships you have in your life. Is there someone you need to forgive or someone you need to apologize?

Bitterness and offense can quickly take root in close relationships if you aren’t intentional about talking and forgiving. These emotions will color everything you do until they are resolved. On the other hand, if someone is continually betraying you, you may need to stop spending time with them to heal.

5. Meditate on your identity

It can also be life changing to spend time thinking about what God thinks of you. Many Christians haven’t really let God’s love for them sink in. By sending Jesus for you, God revealed both his character and his heart to you. He is both eternally just and eternally good, and his affection is attached to you personally.

In 1 John 4:9, John writes, “Thus God showed his love toward us: He sent his only begotten Son into the world that we might live through him. do you know how much god loves you? Jesus’ actions have removed any power that shame, comparison, and self-loathing can have over you. He called you to freedom, not fear.

Renewed day after day

Life is full of pressures and it’s easy to get discouraged about yourself and where you are in life. However, realizing that you are unhappy is actually a good thing – it gives you a chance to change the way you live. Different habits can lead to a totally different result.

The best way to make spring cleaning part of your routine is to intentionally seek God each day. In Psalm 34:5, David writes: “Those who look [God] are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame. Follow these five tips to organize your life and practice good time management.