My Closet

8 09 2014

Your closet is sort of a snapshot of your life. Right? The thought is a little intimidating, but it really is true in many ways. Your closet is picture of who you are. It’s where you hang your clothes, stash your stuff, and keep the things that are the most personal to you. Some closets are organized, some are messy, some are big, some are small, some are stuffed to the rafters, and some just stick to the basics. Just like people.

Maybe that’s why what happened in my closet spoke so loudly to me. The muffled crash went unnoticed in the middle of the night. When I got up in the morning and opened the closet door, it looked like someone had come in and tossed my life upside down. Clothes were everywhere, the Christmas present I bought and lost was now in plain sight, and there was a hole in the wall. The rod from which I hung all my hangers and which supported the design of my closet was laying on the floor.

My husband looked things over, while I was just overwhelmed by the chaos. Turns out that whoever hung the rod in the closet had mounted the supports in the drywall, rather than making sure that it was firmly attached to a stud. It looked fine. You couldn’t tell that anything was wrong. Until what was anchoring my closet came apart, and I was left with my life laying all over the floor.

“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock.” – Matthew 7:24-25

My Jesus Resolution today is to make sure I’m building my life on the right foundation. Jesus is my Rock. Anything in my life that is built on anything else will not stand. It may look good for a while. I may not notice that anything is wrong until life crashes in and finds me standing in a mess. Building on the right foundation requires investment, deliberateness, and a commitment to anchor my soul in nothing less than the person of Jesus. Storms will hit my life, and my closet, but when I’m anchored in Jesus, at least I know that what is holding me up is rock solid.


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8 09 2014
Benny Malone

Life applications like this are the best, Cassandra! How many things in this earthly life crash, crumble, fade, wash away, wear out everyday? And I return to the store to replace them with something “new” that will only repeat the same process of decline. Only Jesus is eternal.

8 09 2014
Denell Dennis

“On Christ, the solid ROCK, I stand; all other ground is sinking sand!” Thanks so much for the reminder, Casandra.

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