'Let your character be free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, "I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you," ' Hebrews 13:5
I'm dwelling on this verse today. I'm asking Him to make me content with the things He has given me. I think we all as human beings get into the trap of looking around us at what everyone else has and feeling sorry for ourselves or wishing we could have what they have. But, I truly think that God gives us only what we can handle.
I want my kids to see a mom who is content with being at home and raising them right now (not that that won't change in the future, staying at home that is). I want them to see that we could afford a bigger house but that we choose to stay in this one because we don't want a bigger mortgage payment and that this house meets all of our needs. I want them to see that we could go on expensive vacations every year but that we choose to go on small trips to the beach (which they love) in order to save up for the bigger trips so that we might enjoy them more because we aren't worried about the debt it is causing us.
I want them to see that we are called to live our lives differently. That we are to be in the world, but not of the world. I want them to grow up content. And the best way I can model that is to be content.
I'm am praying that God will make my heart content with what He has given me. That he will take away my desire for "more".