Forest Gump said, “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’ll get.” Life is also like a Storage Unit.
Storage Units are Full of Junk
It’s full of stuff you don’t use or need.
The couch you once sat on is crammed in the corner. The box of video games is there. Your collection of lamps lines the walls.
Storage units are needed at times. Perhaps your kid moved back home, and you need a place for his extras. But, more often than not, it’s crammed with crap.
Storage Units are Costly
Keeping your crap is costly. A small unit might cost $45 a month. A large one $100 plus. That may not sound like much, but in one year a small unit costs $540. $2,700 if you rent it for five years. $2,700 to store $300 worth of junk.
How is life like a storage unit?
We keep a lot of junk in our lives
- We cram our schedules with activities we’re no longer passionate about.
- We fill the day with habits, routines, and addictions that make life less enjoyable.
- We stuff our minds and hearts with harmful memories, not forgiving and letting go.
- Even with the good things in our life, we cram in all we can, making it harder to shut the door, leaving no room to breathe or relax.
Keeping our crap is costly
- Cramming our lives with stuff, even good stuff, leads to anxiety and weariness.
- All the extra baggage weighs us down.
- The stress harms our relationships, too.
How is your life like a storage unit? Perhaps it’s time to:
- Remove the excess baggage.
- Rid yourself of unnecessary stress.
- Forgive and move on.
Keeping your crap is costly.
Luke 12:19-20, And I’ll say to myself, “You have plenty of grain laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry.”’ “But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?’