I run down the stairs with my purse swinging wildly behind my back and cry out, “I have to take the girls shopping. They need new socks and underwear. I can’t find one thing for them to wear! “
“Are you sure they need more?” my dear husband asks in response.
“Yes,” I nod my head. “Definitely.”
We return home, and in order to stack all of our new stuff neatly in their drawers, it occurs to me to refold the little one’s underwear drawer because it’s a tangled vine of swirling tights, wads of underwear, and socks without partners. You can’t see a thing in there.
This is why I went shopping.
I dump the whole drawer out, isolate items, and begin the slow process of refolding.
|Long Lost Pink Mitten|
That underwear drawer had 30 panties (that’s thirty!), 10 pairs of socks, 4 leotards, 6 tights, and 1 missing mitten. Did I mention how many underwear? Didn’t I? Thirty.
I learned my lesson.
We have stuff to spare. The mess just created an illusion that I was missing something. Had I paused and assessed the truth of the circumstances, I once again would have found abundance where I perceived scarcity.
What theme is this God continues to show me? Living with flair means seeing God’s abundance. It might mean I sort through my life–isolate the blessings–and see all I have. Once I’m organized, I find I have more than I need.