I spent my evening going through ALL of my clothes, shoes, scarves and belts and removing the things I no longer wear. It may not sound like a hard job, but let me tell you, it is.
As I was rummaging through my old clothes and picking out the things I don't wear, I began to come across several items that I realized I literally wore ONE time. That's it. Perfectly new, and I had the materialistic audacity to wear it ONCE.. And it wasn't just one thing! It was several things, dresses, shirts...I was just completely overcome with guilt! I'm embarrassed by my pretentiousness.
Perhaps whoever ends up with these clothes I bring to the consignment shop and thrift store will be more appreciative for the things they own.
As I was reading in 1 John tonight, I came across this passage..
"Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world--the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions--is not from the Father but is from the world. And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever." 1 John 2:15-17
I was immediately even more convicted of my careless and greedy heart.
So I am taking these words and hiding them in my heart so that I am no longer indulging in the fleeting things of this world. I am ridding myself of my old mindset and taking in the mind of a humble and obedient servant to God.