“Where do you want me to put it? In your never get used room?!”
Those are the kind of jokes you’re bound to run into when you ask your brother to help you around the house. After giving him the classic “big sister” stare, I turned my back knowing that there was some truth to his words.
He was right!
In the corner near the window was the keyboard that I randomly bought all because I fell in love with a piano app on my phone. I’ve never even played an instrument in my life yet somehow that didn’t stop me from going on Amazon…Next to that sat the dusty treadmill that clearly should have never made it into the house in the first place. Alongside it sat the 3lb hot pink dumbbell set that I’m pretty sure at this point I only purchased because I thought they were cute and matched my “workout” shoes.
He was right!
In my house that was the one room that held mostly everything that never got used. That room held all of my great ideas, my hopeful desires and my goals that were never entertained long enough to manifest.
It made me wonder what other stuff did I put in that room…the unseen stuff? Was faith in a certain area of my life lying near the keyboard or had obedience in another area collected as much dust as the treadmill and Lord help me if there was some cute little lightweight submission or service sitting next to those dumbbells!
“Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.”
My prayer today is that if there is anything in our spiritual “never get used” rooms we would not lack zeal but continue fervently in whatever God is convicting us to do or use.
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