Collecting wasn’t something I did as a child. Sure, I had Barbie dolls, pictures, and posters. But I never had a “collection” of something. It just wasn’t for me.
And so many people collect things. Stamps. Rocks. Bugs. Cookie Jars. As for me, I never was a collector. Until I began letting that word seep deeper into my heart these past few hours. I do collect some things.
I collect heartache. Grief. Shame. Guilt. I hold on to the guilt of the past, and I hold on to the shame of the mistakes I’ve made. I keep a hold of lies, and although I try to push them deep into the closet of my heart, behind the winter coats, packed away with cardboard boxes and packing tape, those things still make their way into my life.
Its time to let those things go. Its time to stop hoarding the untruth that I am unloved. It is time to let go of the lies that I’m not good enough. I am tired to feeling like I am a failure. Although I try to keep my collection hidden away, they always seem to find their way out and displayed for all to see, especially when something I plan is seemingly failing.
No longer can I collect those things. Instead, I need to replace them. Replace them with TRUTH. The truth of God’s Word is the only thing to combat it. And I can’t read my Bible once a week, go to church on Sunday and feel complete. It is about the daily walk. The daily opening of Scripture.
Friend, I am speaking to myself today. It is time to pack away that unwanted collection and replace it with a more beautiful one.
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