I’ll never forget 10 plus years ago being in college and telling God that I would go anywhere even if it meant living in a hut in Africa.
I wanted to be a world changer. It was a lot easier to say that when I had nothing and was speaking only for myself.
Sam and I feel completely called to Minnesota and know that beyond a shadow of a doubt that God did a complete miracle in bringing our family together and in allowing us to live in this home. (I hope to share that story at some point.)
However let’s get real…I think at times I have convinced myself that my personality would only work here…with all of my stuff. Where I can create order in my home and have as many plastic bins as I deem necessary. And where I can also have Home Depot down the street with any and all paint colors at my fingertips. However, the truth rocks my core.
None of it matters.
I would give it all up.
More days than not I have to check my heart at the door and ask myself some hard questions.
I came across this clip of Jen Hatmaker sharing on possessions. A quote from the video is below. I would say that it is worth watching.
All 4.25 minutes of it.
“Why do I buy so much for my house? Why do I keep filling it with more and more things? Why do I keep re-doing it and adding and adding and filling it? What is my real motivation here, which is a hard question to ask and an even harder question to answer. Why do I spend so much time, energy and lets be fair, money… filling this house with more stuff I don’t need.”
Wow, right! What are your thoughts?
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