I not only survived the day, but actually got rid of about 90% of the stuff according to my trusty mom who was there helping me. So after several hours of hard work, the kids, my mom, my bestie Rhonda, and even Jim (after work), have boxes and boxes of stuff ready to be sold at a huge rummage sale in a couple of weeks.
Was it the most enjoyable thing I've ever done? Definitely not. But with the call from God clearly in mind and His provision of great help, it wasn't as bad as I dreaded. In fact, some parts were actually fun.
I do want to share with you the verses that were waiting for me in my iPhone this morning. They couldn't have been more fitting for the occasion.
"Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world. And this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever." -- 1 John 2:15-17 NLT