Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Yay! I am getting a new phone... So I won't feel naked anymore. Yes, I said it. Naked. Do you ever feel lost when you don't have something that you're used to having? For example: when I don't wear my rings (only while doing dishes and showering), I feel naked; when I don't carry a purse, I feel naked; when I have no make-up on, I feel naked; when I don't have the kids with me, I feel naked...etc. etc. etc. I've also wondered if these things that "cover" me are too important in my life. Why in the world should I be so dependent on my make-up, cellphone, and purse? I feel like, many times, I focus on all the wrong things in my life. Why can't I focus more on my relationship with God, my family, my kids, or my friends? Why must THINGS be so important to me? I know, I know, that's the way of the world, but I should be living in the world... I shouldn't be of the world.
I wonder if this is how Adam and Eve felt? Life was so perfect for them; they had it all! They didn't have to worry about what they looked like, they ran around naked, they ate what they wanted, they were P E R F E C T. And then one THING got in the way of their perfect situation and covered their lives with sin.
I have way more than one thing that is covering my life with sin... Maybe I need to re-think what makes me feel clothed and throw out the things that make me feel naked?
How about you? What makes you feel naked?