Trying to get control of everything collected by my father-in-law for his entire life, spread over multiple properties, has challenged us all, but what we’ve learned is invaluable. Spiritual growth is what I’ve noticed the most; the process could have taken us into the pit or skyrocketed us closer to God; thankfully, it was the latter. It would have been easy to get caught up in the massive amount of earthly possessions, but rather than relishing them, we’ve all become minimalists. It’s too much. It helps me understand why Jesus told us to store our treasures in Heaven; earthly possessions are nothing but a burden.
We are probably coming close to the end of our way of life here on earth; the world is changing, and we are anticipating Jesus. However, while we wait, we must be careful not to get too caught up in the cares of this life so that his return catches us off guard. Find time to spend with God daily and collect spiritual blessings rather than earthly possessions. The only things we will be allowed to keep when we leave here are the treasures we’ve collected in Heaven.
“But watch yourselves lest your hearts be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and cares of this life, and that day come upon you suddenly like a trap. Luke 21:34