The article below was published over at Arise Daily. Arise Daily publishes daily devotionals. All the devotionals are short yet packed with spiritual truths. Each one is written by a Christian author. It was my privilege to have my article I Confess, I am a Hoarder published on the Arise Daily site. I hope you find the article encouraging and inspirational!
I Confess, I am a Hoarder
I showed no mercy. This year, as I was preparing to decorate for Christmas, I got brave enough to finally ditch the ornaments I no longer display. My collection was significantly reduced. It feels good to scale back. As my purged pile of give-aways grew, God impressed upon me that I hang onto lots of things– and not just material ones.
It’s true: I am a spiritual hoarder. I cling to poor habits and negative characteristics. YIKES.
During this Christmas season, with God’s prompting, I have challenged myself to ditch the qualities that look more like me and less like the babe in the manger.