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I have decided I’m going to make it my aim to have everything cordless in my home!

I have recently just bought a cordless hoover and it has transformed my life (well that may be exaggerating a little, but it has made it a whole lot easier). I used to hate hoovering because it was such a chore, carrying this massive hoover around, feeling frustrated and, can I say even, sometimes angry. When the cord doesn’t stretch when I am trying to hoover the far corners of the room, then having to turn the hoover off switch the plug to somewhere closer, it just becomes so tiring! But now with my cordless hoover I can just grab it quickly, it’s light and I get the job done a lot quicker and happier.

If the lady of the house is happy, then everyone is happy, right?

That got me thinking maybe the reason we often feel frustrated, angry and tired is because we are carrying things around with us that we shouldn’t.

There are invisible cords that are pulling us back.

The Bible says in Hebrews 12:

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.’

It is hard to run when your feet are tangled up, in fact when you try to run you end up falling over and feeling even more frustrated and disappointed.

There have been times in my life where I have realised that I have been holding on to things that have left me tangled up on the inside, feelings of disappointment, hurt, frustrations and worry. Holding on to things that I cannot control.

I cannot control what other people think, but I can control what I think.

I may not know what is in the future, but I know a God who does. I may feel tired, but I know I can find my rest in God.

We have to get into the habit of unplugging those things we know are stopping us from running our race.

I don’t know how you are feeling right now or what entanglements you are facing, they could be unforgiveness, frustrations, worry, fear, striving – let me encourage you today to throw off those things, run your race that has been set before you.

It’s time to live cordless!

Written by Pastor Rachael Taylor (Hope City Newcastle) as part of the SHE IS Collective Blog Series