What’s Your’s is Mine, What’s Mine is Yours

Posted by on Feb 8, 2012 in Blog | 3 Comments

When I think of ownership or possession, my first thoughts are about the things that are mine. In my reading, I came across a fairly common but very convicting concept. EVERYTHING is borrowed. Is the air mine to breath? Did I lend myself this life and this body? Is this creativity mine? Are the notes on the piano mine? My body, the blood in my veins, and the air in my lungs all sprung from the earth that God created. I use all things temporarily until such a time that I give back to earth this body and all the things within it. Most Americans that I know(and folks of other nations) spend a lot time discussing what’s theirs. ‘We’re on my time” “This is my money” “You can drive my car” “My taxes paid for x,y, & z” etc…I’m learning to embrace the concept that my entire experience here is loaned to me and I will have a day that I return it. I am a steward, a caretaker of this life, this career, these relationships, and all the things that for however long or short a time are here for me to watch over. I’m thankful that so many wonderful things and people are a part of this life experience.

3 Comments

  1. Jesse
    February 8, 2012

    Amen man!

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  2. Bryce
    February 13, 2012

    I love this, and am so very fond of you! Your site lookes great! We need to link up soon!

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  3. Sherinda
    February 16, 2012

    This is very insightful and if more people could wade through the individualistic garbage society throws in our face they would see you are right. We are More than just ‘living on borrowed time’. We are connected and have a sense of responsibility for others around us. Yet we say we don’t trust people. Actually we practice trust in our daily lives. Trust ppl to cook our food right, stay in their lane on the freeway etc.
    Good stuff BIL!

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