For what will it profit them if they gain the whole world but forfeit their life? Or what will they give in return for their life?
Last week, I watched the premiere of ‘The Great American Tag Sale with Martha Stewart’ that took place at her farm in Bedford, New York. In the one-hour special, Martha sold thousands of items—furniture, tableware, kitchenware, lighting, art, bedding, rugs, clothing, plants, decorations, and so much more.
The beauty of downsizing is that it is more than decluttering our possessions. Whether you’re an empty-nester, newly single or divorced, senior, or just want to simplify your life, downsizing comes with many benefits and often serves as the beginning of an exciting new chapter.
As we begin the month of June and are halfway through this year, consider downsizing your life. Set aside a Downsizing Day or a Downsizing Weekend to determine what is important or enough for you in your new chapter.
How would our lives change if we learned to live with enough rather than the temptation to have more than enough?
An article I read shared that most people don’t quite know what enough looks like, and the key to a happier life is figuring out what your enough is.
Whether it is material possessions, relationships, activities, or actions, you can start moving closer to a downsized life by recognizing not only “what” but “who” your enough is by asking 3 questions that I call: “Will It” questions:
1. Will It—add value to your life?
2. Will It—make your happiness a priority?
3. Will It—help you become a better version of yourself?
As you downsize your life, consider reflecting on the “Will It” question in Matthew 16:26: For what will it profit them if they gain the whole world but forfeit their life? Or what will they give in return for their life?
Prayer: Lord, I am ready to begin my new chapter of a downsized life. Help me to let go of the things that have me cluttered—relationally, physically, emotionally, financially, and spiritually. Help me to embrace the idea of living a “Will It” life for my good and your glory.