Gracious Christian Living

Life is Like a Closet

ClosetYou know the feeling. You just finished cleaning out and organizing your closet.  You look at it with real appreciation realizing how much easier it will be to plan outfits and find things that fit! If you are like me, and hate to try things on in the store, you probably had clothes that never did fit.  You may have thought, “What was I thinking when I bought this?” Better planning would have saved time and money. You may have found things you forgot you owned or couldn’t find. A cluttered closet keeps us from the things we really want to wear.

Just because a style or color may be flattering on someone else, does not mean it will be flattering on us. The real genius of the marketing industry is in convincing us that we want and need their products.

Have you ever heard it said that there can be too much of a good thing?  Solomon, with all of his wealth, said, “Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me:” Proverbs 30:8

It is so easy to invest in empty promises and trust in lies.  Just like our closets, there are times when we need to sort through our lives.  Are we spending our time on things that truly make a difference? What clutter has creeped in and crowded our schedules, our emotions, and our resources?

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. Matthew 6:33-34

 

 

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