It’s so easy to become unsatisfied with the things of this world. No matter the situation I find myself in, I’m often overcome by my own selfishness. I look around at all the things that the Lord has blessed me with, and still I want more. I want more because it is the message that is delivered through all types of media. I want more because I want to be the best at what I do. I want more because I want to have something that someone else doesn’t. I want more so that I can be looked upon and be envied. I want more because I think it will help me in the long run….But then I ask myself, why do I need more? It stops me in my tracks and I struggle between the wants and the needs in my life. That’s when I start to weigh the balances of what I want and what I need. It’s then that I realize that when I become obsessed with my wants, I’m never going to get what I truly need. That’s when I start to think about what I need more of. I need more accountability. I need more time in prayer. I need more time being still in his creation. I need more time in His word. I need less of me and more of You, Jesus. As I start compounding the needs in my life, my wants begin to fade away. That’s when I truly become content with what the Lord has set before me. It might not add up to everything I want, but it adds up to everything that I need.
~ The Monday Mindset