Budgets · Encouragement

Intentionally Satisfied

What is something you really want? I’m sure you could name a few things. I can name a few things I’d like to have. The question is, what are you and I going to do about it?

Is anyone content because it’s popular? No! Most people want and want. It’s never enough.

Like many areas in our life, we have to choose what we want. Do we want something so bad we can’t stand it? Is there, somehow, a way we can want and be satisfied at the same time? Maybe.

You can want something and plan for it. You can save for it for the future. Crazy? Only if you think so. I believe it. It can happen and been done before. It’s about your choice to satisfy the immediate or purposely think about it and make the choice to be satisfied with what you already have. It’s a choice you, personally, have to make.

I have to be reminded sometimes that having more isn’t going to solve anything. Having it right then is only temporary. It won’t make your life better. It won’t be your friend. It won’t take care of you.

If anything, it’ll cost you, it could cause buyer’s remorse, and your temporary good feeling you got from getting it will not stay that way. You’ll eventually feel bad about it and the cycle starts all over again.

You must start thinking differently. By doing that you can convince yourself you are satisfied. The more you think that way, the more you’re likely to feel that way.

Try it next time.

Romans 12:2
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will – His good, pleasing, and perfect will.

1 Timothy 6:6-8
But godliness and contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.

Hebrews 13:5
Keep your lives free from the love of money, and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”

Psalm 131:2
But I have calmed and quieted myself, I am like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child I am content.


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