Gratituesday ~ It’s all just stuff

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The past couple of weekends have been filled with stuff!

Two weeks ago, I was back in Iowa helping my family with a garage sale, & this past weekend, I was back in Iowa again helping my parents move into their new home.  Do you know what the first thing I wanted to do when I got home from both of those weekends was?……I wanted to get rid of stuff!

Don’t get me wrong, things {stuff} are nice & I feel very blessed by the material possessions I have, but none of it really means anything.  Sure, I have certain items that have been passed down through the generations & it’s really neat to have those things, but again, it’s just stuff!  None of it is making the trip to heaven with me, it’s all just temporary.

I’ve started joking that maybe it’s time for us to move again {we’ve been in the same house for over 2 years now} because there’s nothing like a move to spur on the purging process.  Even though I don’t foresee a move happening in the near future, I’ve decided it’s time to let go of some things.  It’s such a refreshing feeling to clear things out, to let go of things you thought were vital to your existence & realize that they really aren’t even missed.

I mean, are those pretty dishes that you haven’t even looked at in over a year really that special?  Or, how about all of those trophies from when you were a kid that are sitting around collecting dust. Do you really need them to hold those fun memories in your mind?

I honestly can’t think of anything I regret having let go of in the past.  When I get those items out of my home, not only does it clear up space in my house {which is something I really like, by the way}, but it’s almost like it declutters my mind, too.

So, if you’ve been contemplating a purge, whether it be of your whole house or starting with just one room, I’d love to be your cheerleader!  I’m no expert & I’m sure I’m still keeping a tight grip on certain things that need to be let go of too, but I’d love to offer you encouragement.  Comment below & let me know how I can encourage you.

This probably seems like a backwards gratituesday post I guess.  But what it all boils down to, is that I’m eternally grateful that I don’t need any sort of material possession to determine my worth.  My God loves me for me, because He made me & all of this stuff is irrelevant to who I am in Him.  Christ died on the cross to offer salvation for me & someday I’ll join Him in heaven where all of this stuff will be no more, hallelujah!

Join in!  What are you grateful for today?  Comment below & join us for Gratituesday at Heavenly Homemakers!

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  1. I actually have been getting rid of stuff this week. All sorts of stuff. Kids books. Movies. Kitchen items. Clothes. And we just moved a few months ago! Blame it on my nesting. And yes, there are a few things I regret getting rid of before our move…I got rid of all our baby stuff (we were “done”, but God had other ideas!). I found out I was pregnant less than 2 weeks after we moved! But it has all worked out, and I have received so many hand me downs, I think this baby has more stuff than any of my other kids!

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