The best kind of tent.
Lame joke, whats the best kind of tent? Content.
There is nothing better than being content in whatever situation you have. This is something that I struggle with. For years we have been told we always need this, that or the newest... But in reality a year old phone is more than enough.
So many people struggle with being happy with what they have.
I was reading about a study that was reported on by USA Today. In it, over one thousand women were asked, "What age would you want to stay eternally?"
• under 18: 2 percent
• 18 to 20: 4 percent
• 21 to 30: 35 percent
• 31 to 40: 29 percent
• 41 to 50: 14 percent
• 51 to 60: 6 percent
• over 61: 3 percent
• don’t know: 7 percent
Not only are we not happy with what we have, but with our age, I bet most of those women were not the age that they wanted to be for eternity.
Think about the verses below, and think about what they mean for your life. Should you be happy with what you have? Why?
But from those who seemed to be something—whatever they were, it makes no difference to me; God shows personal favoritism to no man...
Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.
1 Timothy 6:6-12
But godliness with 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. People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.
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Ryan Hodgins, pastor, coach. Married to a gorgeous wife. Father to three girls. I need this epic walk.
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