Being Content

I came upon a great verse today in the Bible that I feel I should remember and always be doing in my every day life. My problem is that I am always wanting things: plants, clothes, desserts, jewelry, and perfumes. Sometimes I forget that the more that I collect, the more troublesome they become to me, like where to plant them or where to store them.  I should be content with what I have because God gives me so much already.


Philippians 4:12

I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.

Scabiosa Atropurpurea ‘Burgundy Beau’

One thing I’ve learned recently is that I took on a lot more than I can handle because of not being content. I want more flowers, more clothes, more perfumes, etc. I prayed incessantly to God for help in managing my time.

Then, one day at church, our pastor preached that God said something like “if you are feeling overwhelmed, I didn’t do that to you, I only gave you what I think you can handle “. Then it hit me, I overwhelmed myself by collecting more junk than I can handle!

That’s when it hit me that I need to adjust my priorities. My garden shouldn’t consume me. I should sit back and enjoy or use what I have. Divert my attention to more reading, learning about computers, and meditation so that I can have super intelligent conversations with God when I see Him.

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