Finish In This Lifetime
- I’m still working on my spring cleaning.
- I know, it’s almost fall.
- I think I’ll have to combine the two this year.
I’m using a new criteria this year and I’ve had to go back over some things several times in order to really clean them out since I picked up this new criteria somewhere in the middle of getting rid of things.
- Now I ask myself, “Will I finish (or use) this in this lifetime?
- I’m getting older so I have less time to complete things than I’ve had in the past, so this is a good question.
- For instance:
- About 30 years ago I decided I wanted to learn to tat.
- I know, most of you don’t even know what that is – told you I’m getting older.
- Here it is for you: make (a decorative mat or edging) by tying knots in thread and using a small shuttle to form lace.
- I have all the supplies.
- I still haven’t learned to tat.
- It’s gotta go!
First I ask my children
- Does anyone want this?
- Do you want it enough to take it with you if/when you move?
- Depending on their answer it either gets put with other things they have.
- Goes in a box for Goodwill.
- Or into the trash.
- If it was a keepsake or something sentimental, I may take a photo first, but it doesn’t go back with my things.
It’s a little like taking things off my bucket list so I’ll have time to do what is really important to me. We’ll go into that more next week.
“But everything should be done in a fitting and orderly way.” 1Co 14:40 NIV
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