looking at those mags with their beautiful color schemes, tabletop ornamentation and cute decor makes me discontent with where i am in life. and that's the crux of the matter isn't it? the "I WANTS" lead to discontentment instead of rejoicing in where God has me for this season. its leads to looking at what I DON'T HAVE, rather than what I DO HAVE.
so for this season, i've resolved to bypass those homestyle mags, to not tempt myself with the "I WANTS" and to instead rejoice in where i am and what i do have, and know that someday, i may once again have my own home where i can decorate to my hearts content. in the meantime, i dont' have to do any painting, or fixing up of our abode other than cleaning it. i don't have any lawn care or outside maintenance. i can walk across the street and enjoy the beautiful setting of the university without having to lift a finger.
so what about you? are you in a season of life where you would like something, but it isn't the right time or season? i'd love to hear your story.
But godliness with contentment is great gain. 1 Timothy 6:6