ALMOST FINISHED

Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures. John F. Kennedy
True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment. William Penn

My world lately has been focused on de-cluttering 52 yeas of memories, work, accomplishments, accumulations and unnecessary stuff.  We often hold on to things in hopes of creating future memories, because we take pride in some of those things and we think maybe someday our children will like to have them.

It’s kind of a cleansing process, but still it can be very difficult.  The process of shredding or burning old records can be daunting – especially with all the identity theft out there.  We also hang on to memories through photographs, letters and cards, as simple reminders of family and friends.  We hoard things instead of realizing they’re just things and have little value to anyone except us.  Our children don’t place the same worth on it – which is good, because they won’t have to face this same thing when they grow old – but how much of ourselves eventually wind up in a trash bag?

God tells us not to worry about tomorrow – that He has things under control – that He has arranged for our futures.  Still we try to manage our lives according to our own desires and dreams.  Letting go isn’t easy, but with God, we can be confident that we have a future.  Our past (good or bad) doesn’t really matter anymore.

Isaiah 43:18-19  “Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old.
Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?
I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”

Dear Heavenly Father, you have provided a whole new life for us.  I’m confident that whatever you have planned is going to be for our good.  Take our hands and lead us there.  Give us peace and contentment and help us to fill the rest of our days with new memories and a future together with you in eternity. Amen!

 

 

 

 

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About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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2 Responses to ALMOST FINISHED

  1. Godsfruitful says:

    Very well said🙂 ❤️ Time certainly brings change and change can be hard to accept sometimes when it seems to take away everything that we’ve known for years and have taken comfort in😔 But AMEN, You’re right, God has a great plan for us and we must trust Him and accept all that this life brings or takes away🤕🙂❤️🎈🙏🏻 Praying for you as your letting go and shifting gears❤️🎈

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      Thank you for your encouragement. Sometimes it’s hard to teach an old dog new tricks, but I’m still learning and am ready for the adventure to begin.

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