When I was a girl, I used to dream about being poor.
It wasn’t poverty that was appealing. I knew nothing of that. It was the getting out of it — the rags to riches — that drew me.
So I’d load my cats, Squeak and Smoky, into my wagon on a burlap sack (before burlap was chic) and off I’d go, seeking my fortune.
Trouble was, I could always think of one more “essential” I needed to be able to make it, living by my wits. A blanket. Snacks. A book. My dolls. And that, right there, is my basic problem. Maybe yours too.
It’s always that “one more thing” that’ll satisfy me. It’s as true of material goods as it is in relationships and other areas of life.
But God has given us everything we need for life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3). And that means everything necessary for contentment too.
So join me as I blog on what I’ve learned about the balance between doing what I can with what I have, and “godliness with contentment, which is great gain.” (1 Timothy 6:6).
~Eleanor, April 27, 2014