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Iventory Your Stuff

Examine if any or your stuff is worth more than your soul.

Are you ambitious?  Or are you discontent?

Think for a moment about the things you own. 

Think about the house you have, the car you drive, the money you've saved. 

Think about the jewelry you may have inherited. 

Envision all your stuff, and let me remind you;  You don't get to keep it.

Here is a healthy exercise: 

Affix a sticky note to everything in your life that is going to burn up. 

Spend time walking around your house, office, yard, and garage, and stick a Post-It on all things destined for destruction:  your car, your desk, your savings account, your house.

 What is going to be destroyed when Christ comes?

Once you've finished step back and look around. 

What's left? 

Your spouse.  Your kids. Your friend.  Your church.  The Word of God. 

Most notably, your soul. "And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul; is anything worth more than your soul? (Matt. 16:26). Doesn't it make sense to invest in things of eternity?

All the stuff you have now, you don't get to keep it.

In fact, you never had it.  You own nothing.  You are simply a steward of what God has given you. "The earth is the Lord's, and everything in it.  The world and all its people belong to him" (Ps. 24:1).  So keep money in perspective.

Years ago I came across this proverb, which has since gone through several variations: Money can buy you a bed but not sleep.  Books but not knowledge.  Food but not an appetite.  Finery but not beauty.  A house but not a home.  Medicine but not health.  Pleasures but not peace. Luxuries but not life.  Amusements but not joy. A church building but not a church.  A crucifix but not a cross.  Stuff but not a Savior.

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