Have you heard the term declutter? Several years ago, I attended a seminar entitled “Just In Case.” This seminar addressed the preparation we should all make with respect to our end of this life on earth. The presenter talked about decluttering our homes so that our children would not have to find ways of disposing of items that may have value for us, but not necessarily for our family. He was addressing to some degree our abundance of possessions that have limited value.
Luke 12:15 asks us to guard against greed and worldly possessions. Not many of us would see our possessions as greed, but many of us have an abundance of possessions. Jesus has a warning here that is important. Are those possessions necessary or are they a hindrance and blocking us from what is important? Are these possessions a distraction from our created-by-God purpose? If so, declutter.
Keeping our sight on God and God’s purpose is difficult but has the greatest reward of all, and that is our heavenly reward.
Loving God and Lord, help us declutter our lives to focus clearly on your purpose for our lives and the reward that purpose offers. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen. — MB