The Myth of More
Life isn’t so much about getting as it is about giving. The value of one’s life isn’t in getting more, but in being CONTENT with whom you are and what you have. Creating more for your life comes out of a place of deep contentment first, or nothing that is acquired or gained will satisfy. When all of our energy and effort goes into solving our present dilemma, we overlook and completely miss what we already have.
It’s healthy to be content, but envy can eat you up.
Proverbs 14:30 (CEV)
True fulfillment is to enjoy the person you are today, no strings attached, and to be thankful for what you have today! This is not to say you shouldn’t set goals and move towards your unfulfilled dreams, but never at the expense of losing out on the present. It’s never something “out there” that will alter our state of happiness. Plan, set goals, and dream about tomorrow- but live in TODAY!
Maybe so, but I say it is better to be content with what little you have. Otherwise, you will always be struggling for more, and that is like chasing the wind.
Ecclesiastes 4:6 (NCV)
We have two choices in life- enjoy what we have today, or worry about what we don’t have stressing over the future. Don’t attach your wagon to trying to get somewhere or something to make life count . That is an unrealistic pursuit that ends in frustration and disappointment.
Here is Jesus’ version of “don’t worry, be happy!” “Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes. Matthew 6:34 (MSG)
Just a thought,