[Let your] conversation [be] without covetousness; [and be] content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
To be contented sometimes just seems so hard to achieve. We go for more than what we can have; we desire more than what we need. Then, later on we found ourselves consumed by the urge to get these things and we do not want anything or anyone hindering us to getting it.
Today we will be talking about how we should desire something in the disciplined way. We would like to remind everyone about being centered on what God really wants for us to do.
We all desire things in this world, but those people who are Gospel-oriented desire things in favor of God or according to His plan. They are not selfishly looking out things for themselves but instead making sure that everything takes place all for God. Also, since we accepted the Lord Jesus as our Lord and savior we want to remind everyone that we are PRIVILEGED to take the mission that God had given us and not to live just to eat, go to school, go to work, do whatever we want and then die.
We put our dreams as our priority. And inside this desire, we know that it wills to support our family love ones and all our relatives who support our overall being as a person. In spite of this, because of our own drive to compete to reach our dreams we became prone to take beyond what we can handle and lose ourselves along the way. We have to remember three things because of this.
- Check our Hearts.
We must check first what those things that our hearts really needed (what are the necessities) and if it is in favor of what God wants us to be or what He wants us to do. He knows everything about us and He knows what is inside our hearts. This is why, we must first check ourselves to know and understand what the things we really need are.
- Appreciative and be thankful in everything.
Thanksgiving to God is what we have to restore within us because it is most of the time we lose hold whenever we receive something from God. Also, the time we realize that we are in need of God we will come to think about how are we so much in dept to God. Being thankful to God is what results to seeing ourselves much blessed because of the Gospel and because of Jesus Christ.
- Dependent on God.
Being dependent with God is what we can call ‘STRENGTH’. The scripture tells us in the book of Proverbs that “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom”, that is how we entrust everything with God. We can start appreciating everything when we are dependent on God.
We have to remember that we are people chosen by God. And that we should be entrusting our life into the plan of God. If we can appreciate little things in life, God can make greater things out of it and from out of us.
God Bless and have a good day ahead.