Junk drawers. We all have them. Maybe yours is in a desk or somewhere in the garage or kitchen. Junk drawers are fairly common.
Let me tell you why I’m writing about those hidden places filled with odds and ends, lest you think I’m about to rant about something inconsequential.
I’m using your physical junk drawer as a representation of a relational junk drawer you probably have in your life.
The relational one is the place where we put the people who baffle, annoy, irritate, or scare us. It’s that place in your heart where you stow people you can’t get out of your life, but whom you’d rather not deal with at the moment—or ever.
Why do we have physical junk drawers?
- It’s the spot where we put something when we don’t know where else to put it.
- It’s the spot where we hide stuff because we like to appear neat and orderly on the outside.
- It’s the spot where we leave items because it’s easier to throw something in a drawer than it is to put it in its proper place. In other words, we’re a bit lazy at times.
Why do we have relational junk drawers?
- It’s the…