Purging. Cleansing. Disposing. Clarifying.
Matthew 6:19-21 says it best, “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
Last weekend, we got rid of bags and bags of clothing and bedding. Today, I will be posting some things on craigslist and ebay. I’m also going through my kitchen cabinets to weed down to a manageable amount of kitchen items. I will be putting SOME things in storage, but for the most part – it is time for the great downsize of 2013.
As I’ve been releasing things, it gets easier and easier. I don’t know if it comes from growing up in poverty or what… but releasing “things” hasn’t been exactly a cake walk. My girls have no such attachment, for which I am SUPER thankful! In fact, I had to go through Sydney’s trash bag when we moved here to pull out hard cover historical novels and other items that weren’t trash. The process is cleansing, and I am thankful that so far we’ve been doing well in paring down. I cannot, however, go through all the stuff in the garage… that is a blue ticket item (one for the man). The man in question has no time for this process, so I may have to roll up my sleeves and go through it myself. I’m not sure that would be a good thing for our marriage!
Luke 12:15 says, “And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”” So, though giving up my car in September is going to be difficult (45 miles to the gallon?!)… I know that my life doesn’t revolve around it! All these “things” I’ve been collecting through the years don’t matter at all in the scheme of things. The things that matter can’t be sold or put on craigslist or into storage. The things that matter won’t be destroyed by moths, rust, or thieves. My treasures will be with me.