"I gave orders to purify the rooms, and then I put back into them the equipment of the house of God, with the grain offerings and the incense" (Nehemiah 13:9).
This was Nehemiah's response to the discovery that an enemy had been occupying sacred space. Upon that revelation, he had this enemy who had been seeking his destruction expelled, and then began the process of reconciling and restoring that space back to how God had intended it. The same is true in our lives spiritually. There is an enemy that seeks to halt the purpose of God in our lives. Whatever that vice is, it must be recognized, repented of, removed, and begin to move towards to restoration.
We cannot afford to aid and abed the enemy of our God in any way, form, or fashion. We cannot compromise or justify any deviation from the path God has called us. And when we do, we must be quick to recognize whatever struggle or sin that abides, then remove it without question. We cannot afford to justify, make excuses for, or to continue to coexist with anything that is contrary to the purity of Who God is. Then, we must repent, reconcile with God, and be restored by God. Our lives is the sacred space that God longs to indwell. He is a passionate God and will not share that space with another.
How's your relationship with God? Is there a space in your life that has been compromised? Are there areas within you that have gone unchecked? Have you begun to justify attitudes, make excuses for actions? Don't allow what God has created to be sacred, you, to become soiled. Allow Him to redeem it. Recognize those areas. Repent before Him. Remove them by expelling all links to that which holds you back. And, move towards the restoration God desires for your life. Don't wait. Don't settle for less than freedom. It's time to clean out.