Have a clue what those words refer to? The original meaning is wreckage floating in sea: wreckage, debris, or refuse from a ship, found floating in the water. It has come to mean more than that. For example: Discarded odds and ends, as in ‘Most of our things have been moved to the new house, but there’s still some flotsam and jetsam to sort’.
I am having ‘flotsam and jetsam’ in my head. Little aggravations that destroy my peace, my sanity (as in doubting I have any), my joy, and the order I usually enjoy in my life as a person who is somewhat CDO (OCD in the spoken order). We had to war with the ‘Pharoah ants’ again the other day, but won again. It’s a little thing, but many little things, unless cognitively heeded, can pile on without our realizing what’s happening. Like the ‘little foxes’ that spoil the vine.
As a Christian, wife, caregiver, friend, writer, maintenance (wo)man, taxi driver and a thinking person; after discussing this with my husband today we have come to a brilliant explanation, as he also is dealing with dissatisfaction hitting him on all sides. Actually, what we realized is, where it’s coming from.
We have recently made a commitment to pray at 6pm each day with many others for our world and all it’s troubles from the smallest wrong to the largest most evil condition, injustice and unrighteousness. Why did we think that we were going to skate through this unscathed? We are at war with the principalities and rulers of this world. Not the men and women and organizations, but with devil and his minions. God is on our side and we will continue to pray, even if we have to check out our attitude moment by moment.
Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.