I am downsizing and finding that 80 to 90 percent or what I have is not necessary. Clothes, shoes, cooking utensils, linens, books, decorative items, furniture. So much is unnecessary. What a yardsale I'm going to have!
I was thinking about how that applies to blogging. How much of our yada yada is necessary? How much of what we write is needed? I looked in my mirror and wondered. In the scheme of things, just how necessary is my blog? Other than me...who does it benefit? Thousands and thousands of people write blogs. Millions actually. Thousands upon thousands write Christian blogs. How necessary is my voice in it all? How needed am I in the mix of conversations?
I don't know. I really don't. Sometimes I read another blogger's post and think, what good is this to me? What does it benefit me? Do I really need this in my life? I read my own stuff and wonder the same thing. If I disappeared from the Land of Blog, I doubt that anyone would notice or send out a search party for my words of wit and wisdom. I tried this idea out on a blog I use to contribute to...not a soul has missed my voice. None. Wasted time. Wasted thoughts. Wasted emotions.
Life is getting shorter and shorter. Weeks seem to fly by. I take a breath and a year is over. All that matters is what is eternal...where rust, nor moth, nor decay can destroy. So, what really matters? What is necessary in my life? What is not? What can I eliminate from my life that will afford me more room, more energy, more time for what is eternal?
I think my computer is necessary, especially in this day and age. I love to read Scripture because I can enlarge it for my fading eyesight...I know that is going with me on my move to smaller quarters. But I certainly don't need checkbook registers from ten years ago. 250 different channels on television are not necessary, either. There's something to be said for foxes that have lairs, yet our Savior not having a place to lay His head.
I think less is more necessary than more. And the more I think about it, the less I find necessary to live as He did. A heart full of love, a mind willed to obey, a soul at peace, and a body to house His Holy Spirit. Yes...I think that's about all that's necessary. What do you think? selahV