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God Wants Me To Have

But godliness with contentment is great gain. 1 Timothy 6:6 NIV

This week has been a blessing.  Yes, I had a procedure on my eye.  Nothing major but definitely a stress factor.  Yes, I struggled with booking parties.  Yes, I struggled with reaching my monthly requirements as a Director.  Yes, there were bills to be paid.  Life was LIFE.  The truth is that I never felt more calm and at peace as I did this week.

What made this week different?  I truly “let go and let God” handle everything.  I have talked a good game in the past but the reality is that I have never really LET GO!  I always gave it to God and then took it back because I had FEAR, DOUBT and even thought that I could do it better.  The end result was that I was not being successful in my eyes anywhere.

For just a moment, picture this..riding through life with a shopping buggy, pointing at first one thing and then another whining, “I want…I need…God wants me to have.”  That could be me on any given day.  Whining for what I WANT and having myself convinced that God wanted me to have it.  Comparing myself to others and thinking that I NEED what they have or that I even want what they have.

small-person-with-a-shopping-cart

How often have you justified your wants in the same progression.  We truly believe that God wants us to have IT when we really haven’t even had a conversation with him about IT.

God is very clear that He will supply us with everything we need and that can be a far cry from everything we want. I’ve often heard that contented person is not a person who has everything she wants, but a person who wants everything she already has.

I went back to basics this past week – in my life and in my business.  I did devotions in the morning. I don’t mean just breezing through them but really reflecting on what they meant.  I ended every night with a reading from a devotion book that was a gift from a friend.  I went to sleep being grateful for what I had instead of feeling frustrated at what I didn’t have.

I am striving to be gratefully content this year. It isn’t easy because my addictive personality tends to gravitate to the “I WANT IT” mode.  I am trusting that God will provide all that I need and it doesn’t always mean it is what I want.

Have you justified YOUR wants and needs by believing that God wants you to have it?

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!

#contentment #fear #believe #trust #addictivebehavior #letgo

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