Our job is to survey our minds and our hearts to see what lurks in the dark of our thoughts and emotions that hurts us, causes us anxiety and fear, that makes us feel like a failure or not enough and just acknowledge it. We must feel it and know it is there or in other words, put a light to it. Ask God to show us those places. And then He will do the rest. Once His light shines bright in the dirty, dingy closets in the basements of our souls, He will clean it out for us when we hand it all over to Him. It can be in an instant. And it can be a continual journey.
But He will never leave the Spring cleaning just to us. Our God is a good God and he yearns to purify our hearts, to clean our spiritual houses so there is new space for Him to dwell in us.
(1 John 1:9, Isaiah 1:18, Psalm 103:12)