The Gospel of Matthew 6 warns us not to store up treasures on earth where they can be stolen or destroyed, but rather store them up in heaven where they will be safe from such debauchery. Where your treasure is, there too shall be your heart. Today was yet another letting go and this one felt good. I am definitely storing less and less here and setting my eyes on Other treasures.
I trained some folks to do a piece of my work that I had developed in my first months of the job. At one point, I explained the historical reason for doing something and then said that history was now changeable. The new folks could change that course and move forward. I felt tremendous freedom in those words and as I left the building. I have still some boxes to sort through and an email account to close on June 30th but I am looking forward to closing this part of my life.
June is an ending and a beginning, especially for those of us who work in education. I am not on the clock this year and I am aware of that. I have no graduations to attend this year and no summer vacation to look forward to since I have not been working. I have been traveling and thus my vacation began early. My heart is telling me more and more to let go of earthly items and to keep my eyes on my heavenly home. I think I have some valuable lessons to learn here.
The freedom of walking away today felt awesome. There were no tears nor any sadness. I am ready to begin a new work–of closure, of presence, and of rest. I am unsure of what is ahead still but I must attend to that. The past is done and the present is the gift to me. I will welcome all that unfolds and bless all that has been.
What are you bound to here on earth?
What from the present moment is the treasure of your heart?
Show me where my treasure is, Creator. Keep my eyes on matters of Heaven. Release any ties from earthly distractions. I want to be wholly Yours. Amen.