Sunday, May 02, 2010

Packing

Packing boxes is one of the things missionary's do best!!

We are packing up our belongings again.
It is amazing how many things you aquire in life that fill up space yet never produce or result in anything positive. I have thrown out a lot of things in the past week which my pack-rat self has stored and miser-like hoarded for years.
I also threw out those "projects" which I have the tendency to begin, yet never finish because the inspiration fades. You probably would not believe the things I once planned on doing.
One hard thing for me right now is throwing away books.
I love books, but like my projects, I gather them and fail to read them. I have books on cheese. Does that make any sense? It is an old, falling apart book which has little value except for the information it contains. I guess I once wanted to make cheese!

Packing is an exercise of the will, because it drastically cuts into your comfort zone. How easy is it to put everything you own into brown packages and not use it for another 6 months or forever? It reduces the value of the material things and puts you back to the basics.

...there fore with food and raiment....let us be content!

3 comments:

Team Patterson Handyman Services said...

food and raiment...contentment! Amen!

C'est moi said...

It is an exercise of the will. I often don't have that "will" though!

Life Lessons with Anna said...

Thank you for this. It is so true. It also brings to mind, "to whom much is given, much will be required." If God has given us the ability to gain, what are we spending it on? Projects we never finish? Or people who are loved in the sight of God.