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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Life (06/15/06)

TITLE: Clean The Closet
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06/22/06


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My boss asked me to clean and organize the supply closet. I walked into the closet, but everything looked to be in place. I could not comprehend my bossís request; it looked to be a waste of time. I decided to dust all the items on the shelves. Upon my completion, the closet looked the same.

I sat back at my desk, feeling dismayed.

We are taught as children, to listen to our parents - or be punished. Listen to the law Ė it is there to protect you. Listen to your boss Ė he/she signs your paychecks.

What about God?

We teach our children and people we love, many things that can make a difference and influence their lives, but a vast majority of us tend not to mention Godís word.

God has given and continues to give us everything! If we do not listen to Him, we have far more to lose.

I stopped and looked in my inner closet. I did not see anything out of place.

God is in my closet. I go to church. I read the Bible. I treat others the way I want to be treated. I pray daily. My closet looks good.

God uttered,Ē Your closet looks useful!Ē

Our souls are a closet filled with Godís love, Godís word, Godís promise and Godís guidance! We should share those blessings.

I was not putting my God given gifts to use. I had stored them in my closet for safekeeping.

God wanted me to stand in my closet, to be reminded of all the goods I retained inside.

I have been listening to society tell me, ďYou cannot talk about God, you may offend someone!Ē I am no longer concerned with following the governmentís advice in this particular matter.

I am going to follow the advice of God.

He gave me all the tools I need, not to store them away neatly and only use them when I or someone else felt it appropriate.

Jesus did not worry about offending anyone. He shared his fatherís testimony daily, because He believed full-heartedly in God! Let us not - let his work and sacrifice be forgotten!


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Sherry Wendling06/23/06
Good lesson here! You drew an apt analogy with the closet theme!

Your opening would have some nice punch if you began with the second sentence: "I could not comprehend my bossís request; it looked to be a waste of time." That way, you draw your reader in emotionally right from the start. Then you can creatively build the setting.

Have fun and keep writing!
Virginia Gorg06/26/06
Very nice. Good comparison of a closet to our souls. Nicely done :)