It’s the time of year I change out my closet from summer to winter clothing and shoes. During the process, I began looking for my pants and I couldn’t find them. I found a tub full of Capris I held onto incase I lost weight, but there were no long pants to be found. I was distraught. I looked everywhere I thought I could have stored them. After an hour of looking, I surrendered to the fact that I had mistakenly donated them when I went through my clothes this spring.
As I prayed, the Lord kept whispering “closet.” I did end up finding them stuck between a CR shirt and my varsity jacket I had been holding onto for sentimental reasons. I asked the Lord what He was trying to teach me and I came up with I need to hold onto things of this world loosely; instead, I need hold tightly to the things of God (1 Cor. 7:29-31).
I asked if the pants had meaning and I felt as though He was telling me it’s time to gird up my loins (Pro. 31:17). I believe He wants me to get to prepared and be strong in character and strong physically. That I must be ready for what ever it is He calls me to, both emotionally and physically.