When we live a life of possessions, it is easy for us to rely on those things when times get tough. We fool ourselves into believing that we don’t need Jesus. We can pull ourselves up by our bootstraps because we have extra clothes and extra money. The thing is, when we don’t have those things, we can’t do anything else than lean on Jesus.
Do you have stuffed animals bursting from your child’s room? Are tiny Legos scattered throughout your house? Is cleaning up all the toys an overwhelming task? It is time to take back your home and organize toys for good.
Here’s What Happened When I Took Away the Toys for a Month- Summer Minimalism Challenge Part 1: Toys
I got tired of being distracted. Distracted by the toy clutter, the never-ending to-do list, and the unending organizing of all it. I wanted to look back on my days and remember enjoying my children, not organizing their stuff. I was yearning for more time with Jesus, more time with my three amazing children, and contentment from God rather than things.
Are you distracted? Do you move through the motions as a mom, not fully in the present moment? Are you being side-tracked by the clutter in your house or pulled in every direction by too many commitments? Me too.
This morning I stood in Home Depot staring at washing machines, again. My daughter twirled in the aisles and slid on the dusty floor, while my toddler screamed for more graham crackers. You see, our washing machine died a week ago and I still haven’t made a decision on a new washer to replace it. The rear shocks on my mini-van also went out this week. One of my children peed all over my bed in the middle of the night (and, remember, broken washing machine over here). We’ve had sore throats, runny noses and a dog biting incident. Oh, and did I mention my husband is out of town this week? He has impeccable timing.