Over the last 30 years, I have come to realize no matter the size of your dwelling…you will fill it up! I have had to downsize my in-laws and my parents house into my home. Now, I am finding myself in need of downsizing my home and it is not easy to part with items that have been a part of my life for many years. I recently decided to take a number of items to an antique auction nearby. On the way to the auction, I began having second thoughts about getting rid of my antiques. I was praying about it as I drove asking God if I should and to make me willing to part with them, when a song came on the radio “I’ve come too far to turn back now”! Startled, I had to laugh and continued to the auction with no regrets!
Matthew 6:19-21 addresses this perfectly, “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”
As my children tell me, "Clean out now, so they do not have to do it by themselves later!"