Stuff Getting in Your Way?
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
In Matthew 6:19, He said, "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal."
In Luke 12:15, He said, "Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions."
Jesus wasn't into "stuff" was he? I don't believe He ever said possessions are bad, or that giving each other gifts is wrong. But He did warn us that our stuff isn't as important as we think it is.
Too stuffed? Too much stuff? Got STUFF to do? I include the scriptures to remind myself that stuff is getting in my way of healthy living. A few of my issues when dealing with healthy living include: planning for eating healthy, making time for exercise when I'm not already instructing at the gym, and being disciplined enough to read my Bible every day. I've got STUFF to do...or I'm cleaning/organzizing my stuff...or I'm just stuffed with reasons not to do what is healthy and wise.
THank you for creating me for your purpose. I want to be pleasing to you. I really need to declutter the stuff. As I pack away the Christmas Stuff, help me remember Jesus's teachings about relationships/people and LOVE. As I do all the stuff I need to do, keep my eyes on healthy, planned choices instead of spontaneous spoilers. I don't want to be too busy with Stuff not to hear YOU. Amen