I am purging material goods and when I pick only the things I love, to stay, I’m getting rid of HALF my stuff.
Pictures say a thousand words so below is an example of my clothes, and we already removed a 3 foot load.
First I was dumping unnecessary clothes on the desk:
That turned into garbage bags full:
Which results into this:
It’s a closet that I can actually push the clothes around! I already got rid of half my shoes, believe it or not. Now that they are in view, I am “testing” them and if they aren’t comfortable, they will leave the premises also.
God found a good home for the clothes; my friend took most of them and has a kind hearted woman who lays out the clothes once a month and people that have very little, pick what they want, no money involved.
What purging is accomplishing spiritually… making it clear that I only need Jesus. When I have fewer possessions, there isn’t “clutter” between Jesus and me.
Using lots of my time to purge, when I go into a store now, I realize that I do not need more stuff. I am content with what I own. As I walk past shelves, I understand I have a spatula, for instance, and am grateful for that spatula at home.
Because I want for nothing, I am becoming very grateful for whatever the Lord gives me that day. If I have a piece of Sbarros pizza, I know Jesus provided me this nourishment and fulfilled a “need,” not a want.
Stay tuned for more minimalism progress! Thanks for reading! Love God, love people, not stuff. ❤