I often wonder why I was born into this life here in America. Why wasn’t I born into a third world country struggling with everyday life? I have been praying about this and I think the answer is really simple. God bestowed my blessings on me so he could see what I would do with them. Am I giving enough? Giving not only means my money, time, it means sharing the word of Jesus. I can honestly say no. I do give but it is not enough. I do serve but it is not enough. I have more treasures than I need. This world has totally corrupted everything into to materialism and I am caught up in it. Now relatively speaking I am a simple girl or was a simple girl. In fact Marvin just asked me the question what happened to the simple girl that he married? The simple girl that didn’t have to have much and it didn’t even really bother me. I am still a “plain Jane”
We live in a comfortable house that was good to raise 3 kids in but I want a newer home. Our house is 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. It is so much more than a lot of people have. I need to be content like I used to be. My goal in life was to be a wife and mother and I accomplished my goal at the age of 24. We raised 3 good kids that have strong values, God and family. All 3 of my kids were good kids and never got into any trouble. They still are good kids and bring me so many joys.
Wow, I am really pouring out my soul here. I just need to be content with what I have instead of what I don’t have because you see I really do have everything I need.
Have you heard the love of money is the root of all evil? I think it is so true. The more you make the more you spend. Money does not make you happy.
I need to open my eyes all the way now and live my life the way Jesus wanted me to.
So what I am going to do to change this. I am going to pray about it and let God lead me. I need to listen and he will show me the way. It may come to me immediately or it may come to me over time. You see God knows everything about me and you.
Proverbs 3:5-6, "Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths
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