I can’t remember in what text I first saw this word, SUPERFLUOUS, but it was one of those literary gems that jumped out at me. Every once in a while you might come across a word that just rolls off your tongue or lingers with you for a little bit longer, this is one. I remember reading the word and I generally new what the meaning was from its use in the sentence but I had to look it up and soak it in.
unnecessary, esp. through being more than enough ~ Google
in excess of what is required or sufficient ~ wikitionary
exceeding what is sufficient or necessary ~ Merriam Webster
To be honest I feel like I am in a constant state of superfluousness. I go back to Haiti on September 26th. As I prepare myself for those sights again I look around my house in awe of where I have been, where I am, and where I am yet to be. I still feel like we have too much even after downsizing. There is certainly still work to be done. Besides our home I know God continues to work on our story, working on something much bigger. I know that while most of us live superfluous lives, His grace is sufficient. God will provide all we need.
May we all consider ridding ourselves of the superfluous in order to serve Him fully.