I am a blessed girl. I don’t struggle with envy. I don’t covet my neighbors’ material goods. Because, I really have this understanding of God’s goodness in my own life.
Or do I?
Pastor Craig Groeschel of Lifechurch.tv shared this past weekend on how to be dissatisfied. I am pretty satisfied most days. But when he suggested that comparing what I have to people who have more is a step that leads to living a dissatisfied life?
I had a heart check.
To be honest. I mean really honest.
I have a nice home. But, I can go to an even nicer home and think, “Wow! I want one of these!” Then, I go back to my “shack” and fail to recognize my blessings.
Granted, I don’t live in a shack. But, that’s the attitude that can penetrate my heart.
I never resent God’s goodness and blessings in others’ lives. At least, I’ve got that goin’ for me. But when I want more, I ignore God’s goodness in my own life. And, what is holy about that?
We left that Saturday service and I confessed my conviction to Kris. An issue I didn’t even realize was there. I then told him, “Babe, my love doesn’t cost a thing.”
“Really?” He said with a little sheepish grin.
I laughed. He lightened my mood. However, the reality of my heart check remained.
I am so much farther from “considering everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ…..” I am so far from “considering them rubbish….” (Philippians 3:7-8) So, I’m letting God deal with it.
Do you ever compare what you have to people who have more?