Now, saying that, when I look at yard sales I see something we can learn from. I gave away enough clothes to furnish a small country and I don’t even notice them missing from my closet. Have you ever stopped to consider how much clutter we accumulate in our lives? What about how much money we spend on stuff we buy and “think” we need then hardly ever use? The truth is, yard sales really open my eyes when I begin to pull items from my closet and home and realize these are things I “felt” I needed, but then I see someone else buy them and I see something that is truly appreciated. I then realize we take things for granted way too much in life and
yet don’t realize how some people aren’t as fortunate. I then come to one conclusion, I buy way too much stuff I don’t need or appreciate what I already have.
I am reminded of a Bible verse that helps me to put this into perspective. Matthew 19:21 “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” The bottom line is, all we need is God. We all are guilty of pampering ourselves with material items we don’t need, clothes we don’t wear, and equipment we never use. Why do we do this, because it’s a worldly culture we live in. I am the world’s worst about buying too many shoes, t-shirts, and souvenirs that only attract dust and take up space. I really need to ask the question, what do I really need? Again, all we need is God! Material things will eventually fade away, but God is forever. So take a lesson from yard sales, and don’t hold on to things you can do without, but instead hold on to the one thing you can’t live without.
Bro. Trent and Ms. Rebecca