Five Minute Friday: Keep

Keep

I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve sat on the floor of my room with several piles around me wondering, what do I keep? There are times when I’m not quite sure what to keep or give away. And there are plenty of times when I know I need to give things away and I don’t. I hold onto them for just a while longer and then down the road I give it away.

There was a day last week when I knew exactly what I needed to do and I went through with my plan. After praying with my friend over the phone I used the decorated shoe box I made and put that book I knew I needed to give away to her. I added a few other little gifts, wrote her a letter that said,” …because I love you,” and dropped it off at her apartment.

It was wonderful to give away what I knew I wasn’t called to keep.

She and I were both blessed and healed through those moments.

I’m thankful I didn’t keep that book.

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2 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Keep”

  1. What a lovely, inspiring post. Thank you.

    I plan to move from Houston to MD in May and only want to move the things I need. Just this morning I was trying to decide whether to keep a soap dispenser or leave it. Your post confirms my decision, Someone else can have the soap dispenser. It’s nice but I really don’t need it and I certainly don’t want to pay to move it. Now, I need only make my way through the rest of my belongings. I’ll keep your post in mind and be glad when i don’t weigh myself down with things I don’t need.

    Visiting from Five Minute Friday,

    Drusilla Barron
    http://lovedasif.com/

  2. ok, this is precious! first of all, because you have something that mattered to your heart, and second, because you listened to the “still small voice,” and as a result of your obedience to Him, you blessed someone else. thanks for writing for five on friday!!

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