I like beautiful things, but God has taught me a valuable lesson about collecting items. I probably won’t stop wanting to be surrounded by beauty, but if I’ve stuck it in a closet and it’s not food, clothing, hygiene accessories, linens, or Christmas decorations, it needs to go! I’m sure I’ve forgotten other useful items, but you get the picture. Speaking of pictures, if it has sentimental value and it’s taking up space in your closet, take a picture of it and get rid of it. We have become burdened by so much stuff that we’ve become chained. The next time you go shopping, consider why it’s essential for you to have that item. Don’t buy anything so expensive that you would have a hard time throwing it away or selling it at a discount. Your kids don’t want your stuff. If you must leave them an earthly inheritance, like the country song says, buy dirt, but if you're going to give them something that lasts into eternity, make sure they know Jesus. He is the only inheritance that matters.
Instead of your shame there shall be a double portion; instead of dishonor they shall rejoice in their lot; therefore in their land they shall possess a double portion; they shall have everlasting joy. Isaiah 61:7