Moving out. Packing up boxes. Going through items…Clothes, shoes, pictures, kitchen items, knick-knacks, paperwork, etc. What do I keep? What do I throw away? Will I ever use this? Will I ever wear this? How did I get so much stuff?? Can you relate?
This got me thinking about all the stuff in my life. What are things I want to keep and what things can I let go of. And the question that I ask myself today is this…which is easier, to keep or to let go?
My immediate answer is that keeping is the easier of the two. Right? When moving, you throw it in a box, put in on the shelf and probably never open that box again until it’s time to move.
But by doing this, you are not really dealing with the item. Out of sight, out of mind. And what if it’s not an item? What if it’s a relationship, what if it’s a secret, what if it’s your belief in God, what if it’s…you can fill in the blank. Not dealing with these things can eat at you, can cut you to your core, without you even realizing it. And when this happens, things always come out sideways, or in ways you did not intend, whether it be in words or actions, or silence.
Today, I’d like you to think about your stuff. Is it harder for you to keep it or let it go? And what happens when you do either one? How is your mental and physical health affected by your decision? Is it healthy for you to keep or let it go? Please know that if you need help with these questions or working through the stuff of life, we are here for you to talk and with resources to give you.
Take care of yourself, love each other and know God loves you!
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