The more I thought about it, the more I wondered just what I’d have to downsize to
make that allow that to happen. I already told you we’ll be downsizing the house–which, of course includes our “stuff”. That was Risk #1. Surely that’s enough.
Could there be more. Should there be?
And so I began another list… A list of things in my life that *could* downsize–not necessarily things that *will*. And then I added more things I’ve struggled with in the past that kept my faith from growing–because even if they’re not dragging me down today, I might need the reminder tomorrow!
I wonder if you have any of these same things in your life that *could* be downsized…
- Clothes, shoes, accessories
- Furniture, dishes, linens, collections
- Piles of paperwork, magazines, catalogs, CDs, DVDs
- Craft supplies
- Unfinished projects; unframed pictures
- Family “treasures” in unpacked boxes
- Job dissatisfaction
- Out-of-control schedule
- Extra body weight
- Mental stress/clutter; unforgiveness
- Good things – for better
When the calendar turned to January 2014, and I wrote The Christian Woman I Will Never Be Again, I took a few other “next steps” to downsize my world–to upsize my faith. I’ve been working on them…
It’s amazing the beauty I see – and the affirmation I feel from my Creator – when I get up early and head to the gym.
How my faith is challenged and stretched when I choose to spend time daily in the Word. How my focus improves…
The sense of accomplishment –and plain ol’ FUN – to take all of those “someday I’d like to make a wreath” vintage ornaments … and do it!
Too bad today was a cloudy one–but you get the idea (along with the shadows). It’s so nice to have a FINISHED project.
It’s all good progress, and I really want to be successful at these things… because I’ve failed at them in the past… and they became mental clutter… and that does nothing to UPsize the faith. Truth is, mental clutter drags DOWN everything — doesn’t it?
Even so, these aren’t the biggest risks weighing on my mind and heart right now. Next week I’ll share another one with you.
Thanks to Amy Sullivan for throwing out this #RiskRejection challenge. It’s not too late to join – or to do your own private assessment. Being honest with yourself is always a good thing!
Do you need to DOWNsize anything in your life – to UPsize your faith?