Don’t obsess about organization itself but rather the prudent use of tidy piles and scattered clutter.

I admit it. I’m a clean freak. I like things organized. Everything has its place. And, if it’s not there, it messes with my personal tranquility.

When I finally get around to doing some re-organization, I like to put a time limit on something. If I don’t think I’ll use it within a year, I don’t really want to look at it. It becomes a waste of my time. Okay, I’m weird… this I know. 🙂

Today’s Tiny Words. Big Life. post is not about being OCD about organizing but rather to be OCD about using what you’ve got.

We live in a throwaway society. If something is not exactly what we need, we go get it. It has to be perfect.

Have you ever considered why that is? I’ll share my opinion… It’s because of the “law of plenty”. When the blessings of abundance are heaped upon us, we tend to not appreciate it. Although all things come from God, we tend to “puff out our chest” and think that we did this or we did that – giving us all the credit for the good things we enjoy.

That is a dangerous attitude – not to mention an expensive one.

Today’s Tiny Words. Big Life. takeaway is to pray for the desire to use the things that God has blessed us with – and to not be ashamed to do it. Good stewardship of our blessings is first and foremost a direct worship and praise of thanksgiving to the provider of all things – God himself.

So the next time someone suggests (think advertising), or you’re tempted to get something else, just because it’s a little bit shinier – resist the temptation and pray for strength from God.

And remember, living in the Glory of God and obeying His commandments is something that never gets old and is always the right thing to do.

Proverbs 27:23-24

23 Be sure you know the condition of your flocks,
    give careful attention to your herds;
24 for riches do not endure forever,
    and a crown is not secure for all generations.