Is It Necessary?

I came to a sad realization today.  I was cleaning out my closet because the rod in the closet decided to give way.  That was a disaster a couple years in the making as it gave way under the weight of clothing never worn.  As I sorted through clothing today, I realized…I am giving away more clothing than most people in many countries might ever own in their lifetime.

How does that happen?  How do you slowly and subtly become overrun by things you thought you needed at the time but found that you have not used in forever?

I don't see myself as a kind of person that needs a new pair of shoes every week or a new pair of slacks and a shirt for every occasion, but, sure enough, my poor closet rod collapsed under the weight of that which was not necessary.

That seems how our lives can get if we are not careful.  Paul admonishes us to make "…the most of our time…" (Eph 5:16).  With such precious little time, we must make the most of every moment, and to be sure that our lives don't collapse under the weight of that which is not needed.