We all looked back into what the year was.
Some try to write a resolution, some say I’m not making one but mentally jots down their Not To Do List.
Nowadays, it’s The Bucket List…
Some have checked, re-checked & triple checked their pink covered notepads for places they’ve visited & are now planning to visit —
Bucket either has a hole in the bottom or it just never gets full..
So, I was cleaning the other day – well, it’s not a regular thing… (LOL)
rather an out of the blue thing…..
I had to do something because I wanted to shuffle the house…
Re-decorate or re-design what I can, since It’s a big issue in renting houses here
(You can’t change the interiors – Floors, walls, paint – NO!)…
So, I started to re-arrange stuff that I knew was cluttered… MY SHOES>>>>
My 2013>>> Let me sum it up…
I’ve got 30 PAIRS OF SHOES and an empty pocket…
Didn’t know cleaning can be more than just cleaning!
I knew I had some shoes but not that many.
So, I forced myself to count…
First there was 5, then 10, then it was 20… then 30…
Why the heck do I have too many shoes?
I’ve got 4 pairs of black high heels? What’s up with that?
I’ve got 5 pairs of rubber shoes/sneakers!
I don’t run & it’s been six month since I’ve been to the gym to exercise!…
10He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much
So, it struck me! All the preachings about being a good steward.
A what you say? A STEWARD
This is not a sermon — It’s a realization, to me that is.
We have been blessed…
a loving family, a good paying job, a beautiful voice or a creative mind of a writer or a designer.
Blessings from God…
The Bible tells us that “We are stewards of God’s blessing.”
All those sermons from my dad, my mom — suddenly meant something..
NOT JUST A THEORY — IT’S REAL LIFE!
Did I treasure the people I love?
What did I do with my money?
Did my voice sing praises to God or have I cursed every person who crossed me?
Did I use the skills God gave me to give Him glory or did I gain all the praise alone?
My answer… well…
30 PAIRS OF SHOES & AN EMPTY POCKET
that defines my whole year….
So, again, what have you got to show for 2013?
A secret burried six feet deep in the ground?
Any triumphs worth shouting?
Or is it all a blur coz you were drunk 70% of the year?
Or is it all papers that you see coz you’ve stuffed your face with work the whole year round.
Or do you see hearts flying around coz you’ve just had a baby or just got married!
Did GOD GET ALL THE GLORY or was the stage ALL OURS?
2013 IS HISTORY. Tomorrow is a Mystery.
May it be A Clean Heart Singing Praises to the Lord
& not another 30 More Pairs of Shoes to look back on at the end of 2014.