You know how sometimes God is trying to talk to you and he lightly taps you on your shoulder. Than a nudge…then he just goes ahead and throws a pebble. I think God just dropped a boulder. Dave Ramsey was speaking in town last night. I fear if I would have gone, the sky would have opened up and I would have been struck by lightening.
I have heard and read so many things about contentment this past week it is starting to get ridiculous. Now let me just lay it all out on the table and tell you that this is my closeted (and no so closeted) biggest sinful struggle in life. My hubby likes to say that shopping is women’s porn. What he means is they way that a lot of men struggle with lust, many women struggle with wanting “stuff.” I know men do too (but I really, really need an Ipod!!), but I just find a lot of women are looking around and saying, “I want what she has.” Come to think of it, it doesn’t even have to be stuff we do this with bodies, personalities, husbands…whatever they have, it looks better than what we have (except husbands…honey you are lookin’ good to me 🙂
So, let’s all get a bit of perspective about what we WANT vs. what we NEED. Cause the 2 are very different things. And guess what, the bible tells us God will provide us with what we need. Check out Matthew 6 for one example. So, I won’t reinvent the wheel, go read these great posts. Also, I know it is long, but my pastor hit the ball out of the park this weekend with his sermon this weekend (complete with a giant foam “IT” on the stage…that ought to peak your interest). If you too struggle with contentment, I would really encourage you to listen.
And God…if your reading…I get it.