Do I keep the framed blown-up picture of me in my diapers catching a ball or do I throw it away? What about the Christmas bookmark made in 3rd grade Sunday School? Discard or keep - a recent move has left me with some curious decisions. Amazing how hard it is to rid my life of stuff.
Harder yet is to rid my life of certain bad habits and attitudes that seem to cling to me like “stuff”. It is much easier to let others adjust to me than to take the time and energy to dispose of these less-than-noble habits and attitudes.
The writer of Hebrews has a suggestion,
…let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. (Hebrews 12:1 NIV)
Will you hold the trash can as I begin discarding?