Owner or Owned?

I have learned to be content.
        —Philippians 4:11

Have your closets reached—or already blown past—capacity? Are you parking in the driveway because your garage has been hijacked for storage?

If you have recently tackled the task of cleaning your closet, garage, attic, or basement, you’ve probably wondered what you were thinking when you whipped out the credit cards for a bunch of stuff you haven’t worn, used, or thought about in years.

You thought you had to have them when you bought them, but have gotten along just fine without them.

Jesus said, “One’s life does not consist in the abundance of possessions” (Lk 12:15). You’d never know it by taking a peek at our purchases, would you?

We’ve been sold a bill of goods—accumulation never has and never will produce contentment.

If you measure your worth by what you own,
you are not the owner, but the owned.

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