I spent the day rummaging through more stuff, trying to find the last of the car titles to have them ready for the sale that’s coming up. There is so much history compacted into one location; my father-in-law, LeRoy, lived a full life, evident by everything he kept. He loved fast cars, old cars, dragsters, you name it. His favorite was the Corvette. He saved newspaper clippings, magazines, and other memorabilia associated with the things he loved. He was a mover and a shaker, and the dirt didn’t get warm under his feet; he never stopped and kept moving to the end of his life. Even his medical issues didn’t stop him. He would go into the hospital but would leave if there was something he wanted to do; it was hard to get him to slow down. We are not all geared the way he was, but imagine if we were and what we could accomplish if we had half the energy he had.
Our lives are short, and we need to fill our days with things that matter. One match lit, and everything LeRoy accomplished, and all his history would go up in smoke. For this reason, Jesus told us to store our treasures in Heaven. If you reset your mind and make your obsession Jesus rather than worldly accomplishments, your heart will change, and you will stop worrying about tomorrow because tomorrow is never guaranteed. Set your mind on things above.
but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. Matthew 6:20
Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. Colossians 3:2
Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring. Proverbs 27:1