When you clear an area or place or clear something from it, you remove things from it that you do not want to be there. I think this is the time to dig out, clean out, root out and get rid of any old and unwanted habits, thinking and behaviors that are preventing growth and maturity in us as believers.
If something or someone clears the way or the path for something to happen, they make it possible.
When you clear things away or clear away, you put away the things as they are currently. To get new and different results we may need to clear away what we have been using or doing and have faith for the new.
“No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.” Jesus