Saturday, November 22, 2014

My Closet Collapsed

It was 4:45 in the morning when I heard the loudest crashing noise.  I was sleeping very hard and included it in my dream, when suddenly, I jumped up on my bed, panicking, "THAT WAS NOT IN MY DREAM. WHAT WAS THAT?"
The house was completely dark and I stretched my body over to reach my lamp, quickly, nervous of what was around me...
Everything looked normal.

I got up, and suddenly saw inside my closet - all of my shelves had collapsed. 

I opened my bedroom door to the dark hallway, finding my family with a flashlight - searching for a broken window. Who knew a closet falling could sound like a shattering window?

... We went back to bed immediately when I told them it was just a closet. Haha. 

Well. That was a few weeks ago. 

Today  - I finally have a day to fix my shelves. 
Life just gets REALLY. REALLY. BUSY.
Somehow, through the mess of an unorganized closet with everything piled on top of each other, I was able to manage all those weeks. 

But it's become overwhelming lately ... Because you have to dig for what you need, and the clothes you pull out - get left out - for there is no where to hang them.

Talk about stressful. I am not the most organized, so it's not that I'm OCD or anything. But after having to step over clothes for the umpteenth time this week, I was anxious to fix the problem. 
Okay. So I just pulled EVERYTHING out of my closet and piled it on my floor and atop my full size bed. 
There are old things, there are new things, and there are "what is this? How did I get this? Where did I get this? and Who gave me this?" questions coming left and right. 

Anyway - despite how they got here, they are here. And it's time for me to do something.

I really have my closet to thank, for crumbling. (Not for shredding my drywall in the process... But for falling, at least.)
I noticed just how many things I have kept, just for the sake of keeping them. The things I so honestly do not need, do not wear. The things another human being somewhere does need, would wear. 

Today is a beautiful day to make someone else feel like a Queen. Whether that be a child, a teen, or an adult - someone needs my things. Somewhere. And I can't wait to give it to them.

So my closet falling may have been a frustrating thing in the beginning, but it really turned out to be a blessing in disguise. I otherwise, may not be collecting out things that someone else will find special. They would still be tucked away in my closet, for no one. 

It is a glorious time to reach out to others and serve another. 

If you have items in your home that you like but don't love, have but don't need, someone somewhere would love them, and needs them. 

Together we can make a difference.

James 2:14-17 ESV 

What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.

Hebrews 13:16 ESV / 

Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.

Philippians 2:4 ESV / 

Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

1 John 3:17 ESV / 

But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him?

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