Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Letting Go

I've been counseling my kiddos about not holding on too tightly to their "stuff."  Their favorite toys, books, so on.  I've been preparing them to choose a small amount of stuff that will come with us, while the rest of it will be given away or put in storage.

But today, I had an opportunity to walk my talk.  I sold my minivan.  The same one that I purchased with chagrin five years ago because I had always vowed not to be a Minivan Momma.  The one that I have come to feel completely comfortable in.  Man, I loved that car!  Power side doors....plenty of room...6 CD changer that could play enough music to entertain three littles for a long drive....


I sadly watched it roll out of my driveway and away from me down the street...

Before I had too long to pout, this scripture popped into my head:

Matthew 6:33
"But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you."

See, instead of watching my minivan drive away, I should have been looking toward God.  I should have been offering Him praise and thanks for the quickly-growing list of thing He has provided (including a trustworthy person to buy that minivan).  Once I started mentally listing all that I'm thankful for, I immediately felt better.

God knows what we need.  He is in motion right now--bringing people and resources together in powerful ways to provide for you and for me.  He will provide a vehicle for us to take to Haiti.  It won't be a minivan--I'm sure of that.  It won't be the kind of vehicle I ever would have chosen for myself.  But, it's exactly what I'll need.

Anyway.  Back to packing.

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