I was finishing up a deadline on eco-friendly activities and I happened upon this quote:
“There are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that others might pick them up.”---Oscar Wilde
You know, sometimes we recycle things (and people) that really are of no more use to us. Also, sometimes we hold onto things for *fear* of where they will end up once we release them. Hmph. Brings a whole new meaning to "Perfect love casts out all fear", now doesn't it? And remember, when you live in fear...WHEN YOU HOLD ONTO THINGS BECAUSE OF FEAR, the Word, which is God (John 1:1), also tells us that *fear involves torment* (I John 4:18). *Nothing* God gives us is for the purpose of "annoyance" or "misery" or even "provocation", "suffering" or "worry":
"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning."---James 1:17(NKJV)
Some serious food for thought today. Hold on to "it" because it's good for you; not because you're afraid to go without.