Matthew 6:19-21 (NLT)- “Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.”
Did you know it's not Biblical to cram your house full of stuff?
The parts of the Bible that American's tend to downplay are the same parts that easily bind us. Socially acceptable sins are some of the most dangerous. We don't have a problem pointing out that abortion is wrong, or that drinking in excess leads to sin; but if you try to say we should quit buying so much stuff, our memory of scripture becomes foggy.
Jesus didn't even have a place to lay his head at night during his ministry. Think about that. The Son of God, who could have whatever he wanted in this world, focused his time on people. He knew that even the longest life on Earth is short compared to eternity.
I'm not saying to get rid of your home and make a huge life change, but try to reduce the amount of stuff you have to manage this week. There is nothing wrong with loving the possessions you have, just don't let them own you. If you have to work two jobs just to have a third car or a new pair of shoes every week; you might want to question whether that's a need or a distraction.
Open your closet and ask yourself: “When will I wear this?” If it's only once every year, then consider getting rid of it.
You can also declutter around the house. Sell stuff or give it away. I believe when we declutter our homes, it helps to declutter our minds. I don't know about you, but I can always use more headspace.
Feel free to share your experience in the comments below.