“Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” ~Psalm 37:4~
As a professional organizer, I deal with people’s “stuff”. I help them eliminate it, rearrange it, analyze it, organize it, store it, sell it, give it away, and manage it. I have seen a lot of “stuff” in my 35+ years of helping people bring order to their belongings and environment.
I can honestly say that most of us, including myself, have way too much of it. But what I want to focus on in this article is not our stuff, but our spirit.
Scripture is plain and clear regarding our priorities. First, get our spirit right with the Lord and he will then give us our desires.
You know why? Because if you “get your stuff” first without the proper perspective and spirit, your “stuff will get you” and, boy howdy, have I seen that addiction with many of my clients.
Oswald Chambers said “Every possession produces an appetite that clings”. Oh, how hard it is to let go of our things or to curtail the purchasing of things.
Just make sure your things don’t get in the way of walking fully in the will, wants and ways of God.
There’s another scripture that goes along with this same idea and it is in Matthew 6: 33:
“Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well.”
The “things” he is referring to are in the previous verses that talk about what we will eat and drink and wear.
Don’t just settle for stuff.
Make God’s Presence, Purpose, Priorities, Plans and Perspective your main cause and calling, and He promises to provide your necessary possessions.