I work in a lovely little gift store. It has a wide variety of items for almost any occasion which makes it a favorite place to shop in our area. We have just finished taking our year end inventory. Everything in the store had to be counted and its value recorded. This was a time consuming, labor intensive task in a store filled with so many treasures.
As the items were counted and recorded, I started thinking about taking inventory in my own life. Imagine taking the time to sort through everything tucked away in my conscious and subconscious mind. There are so many memories and experiences to think about. Just as was discovered in the store inventory, there are probably things that are no longer useful and those that had been buried under something else and forgotten over time. There are also others that are more plentiful than I first realized. In my personal inventory, anything negative needs to be discarded. Old hurts and anger have no place in my life now. What I choose to focus on is the abundance of blessings that I have experienced over the course of my life. There are wonderful memories of love and laughter with friends and family. Times I have been able to bring a smile or encouraging words to someone have added meaning and purpose to my life. Yes, when I take my inventory I see that what holds the greatest value for me are not the things that I have but the people that God has put in my life. I am so thankful to count my blessings.
Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! Through Christ, God has blessed us with every spiritual blessing that heaven has to offer. Ephesians 1:3 God’s Word
Be devoted to each other like a loving family. Excel in showing respect for each other. Don’t be lazy in showing your devotion. Use your energy to serve the Lord. Be happy in confidence, be patient in trouble, and pray continually. Romans 12:10-12 God’s Word
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Beautiful words Tandy!!
Thank you Ronda.
Good Word – good thoughts—Good conclusion. Bless you
Thank you. I appreciate your support
I just spent some time at my mom’s helping her to sort through clutter to make room for the new stage of her life-sharing a home with her new husband! It was interesting how many “treasures” she had that she really couldn’t make any connections to anymore. Gave me a little more insight into the “let it go” lessons of this year. Thanks for the image of counting what really matters instead of what is, essentially, life clutter.
Thanks for your comments Barb. It’s so easy to accumulate clutter in many forms. Congratulations to your mom. That’s wonderful news!
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