If you asked my Mom what it means to clean house, she would probably reply, "dust, vacuum, sweep, mop, clean the bathrooms, wash the windows...". You get the idea.
As a person in recovery and you might get a totally different answer! You might hear:
- It's step 4
- It's steps 4-10
- It means "keeping your side of the street clean." (Which would launch into what that means. ha!)
Why, then, don't I keep my house clean? Sadly, I don't have an answer for you. The Holy Spirit is nudging me to simplify the physical side of my life, though. I need to be obedient in this.
I can tell you this, I am ready for my DH to back the dump trailer up to the front door and haul out everything I throw at him. That would be a good first step at cleaning house.
I can also say, I am grateful for:
1) Tools I learned in AA for dealing with real life. "Trust God, Clean house, Help others."
2) A beautiful home.
3) Having a dump trailer at my disposal.... pun intended!
Now, finding time to do this is another issue.