One true word: possessions.
Stuff is so overwhelming. We have too much of it. We don’t NEED 99% of it. And boy, we just keep going back and getting more, don’t we?
I remember when my kids where babies and every trip to target included $100 in purchases. Ugh.
As believers, how do we navigate the sea of stuff? It’s constantly in our faces and being shown to us by media, the Internet, and even by our close friends and neighbors. “Be like me! Get more stuff!” The world shouts at us!
I’m in a process of having less stuff. Over half of my clothing is sitting on a table in my garage. For sale. Almost all the books I’ve been hoarding and keeping for 20+ years are for sale. Over half of my “crafting” stuff is out here. All luxury unneeded unnecessary things that I just buy.
Everything in me is in flux and change right now and I’m so glad. God is flushing it all out. Helping me get rid of stuff. Both inside me and outside of me.
The important things in life are the people around me. The word inside me. The light that shines through me. The intentional good I’m putting out into this world. The kids I’m raising. My marriage. Being a generous, responsible steward of what god has blessed me with. Letting go of the unforgiveness inside of me. These are the things that matter.
Not all this “stuff.”
Acts 20:35 “it is more blessed to give than receive.”
Clean out the stuff that’s hindering you from the life you were meant to live. Do it now! Make a tangible list of three small steps you can take today to get rid of something. My favorite author, Bob Goff, calls it “quit something Thursday.” I promise you, you will feel 2 million times lighter and better. Go. Do.