We’re all collecting something.
Whether it’s a resume stacked with accomplishments, a wardrobe full of the season’s hottest new trends, a head full of Biblical knowledge, a home boasting more square footage than one knows what to do with, money accumulating in the bank, toys piling up in the garage, a calendar packed with extracurricular activities, or a heart filled with old habits, grievances, frustrations, regret and tears … we’re all on a journey of collecting.
When you look back on your life, you will discover, in some way or another, that you invested in and spent a great deal of time and energy gathering something. What might that be? What might that look like?
Everyday, whether it’s a conscious choice or not, you are choosing through your daily habits, actions and decisions, to gather, accumulate, store, save, and bring together the things that are most important to you. This will become your life’s work. This will become your life’s collection. This will become what you’re remembered for.
So what collection will your life reflect?
Within every moment is also an opportunity to acknowledge a God who created you with design and purpose. He loves you deeply and desires to meet with you, change you, heal you, help you, inspire you and guide you away from rules, performance, pressure, perfection, monotony and burdens that have been cluttering your life and faith. And instead, He desires to lead you towards a collection made up of meaningful moments with Him.
To live each moment for, with, and in Him, is what it means to assemble your life with a collection of greatest worth, truest purpose and deepest fulfillment.
Moses is remembered for his collection of obedience.
Joshua is remembered for his collection of belief.
David is remembered for his collection of passion.
Joseph is remembered for his collection of devotion.
Noah is remembered for his collection of steadfastness.
Esther is remembered for her collection of sacrifice.
Job is remembered for his collection of faith.
Ruth is remembered for her collection of trust.
Daniel is remembered for his collection of faithfulness.
Paul is remembered for his collection of zeal.
So think about it, what are you collecting?
Because we’re all collecting something.
“Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.” —Matthew 6:19-21 (NLT)