May 23, 2012

Posted by in Awesomeness, Fruit For Thought, Selah, Trust In God | 2 Comments

Not Enough?

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The little girl walks into the playroom filled with toys scattered all over the floor. She browses over her playthings, but each toy only seems to hold her attention for a couple minutes. Then, she’s on to the next temporary thrill. It was only a couple months ago that she was desperately pleading with her father to purchase the baby doll that now sits abandoned in the corner. Now, she wants the latest Barbie that was advertised on Nickelodeon in between an episode of “SpongeBob SquarePants.” So once again she petitions to her father to get her another toy, as if she didn’t already have “enough.” And, dare her father says “No” or “Not right now,” she throws a temper tantrum and thinks her father doesn’t love her.

I believe we’ve all met this little girl before, but I can only confidently speak for myself. I’m quite often introduced to her when I look in the mirror. You might be thinking, “Wow. Really?” Yes, really! No, I don’t have a playroom filled with toys. Nor do I want the latest Barbie Doll (Side Note: I do still watch SpongeBob, though. LoL!), but I do own a car that’s paid for, a house filled with furniture, and a closet filled with clothes. Yet, quite often I find myself wanting more without appreciating what I already have. Subsequently, sometimes I go to my Father God to ask for something new, and if He doesn’t respond or I don’t get it right away, I get hurt as if He hasn’t already done “enough.”

As I mature in my faith, I’m learning to be grateful for everything I already have. Sometimes you don’t realize how blessed you are until you encounter those without. I’m striving to mature to the point where I don’t have to meet a person who’s homeless to appreciate the home I have. Yes, sometimes we, as people, get disappointed when we don’t get what we asked God for by the deadline we set. But, in the meantime, be grateful for what you do have/what He’s already done. And, if God says “No,” be grateful that He loves you so much that He doesn’t want you to have anything that’s not good for you. It’s all about your relationship with the Father. You’ve got to trust that He has your best interest in mind, and you have to know that despite what happens God is Good. **G.I.G.**

P.S. – There have been many times where I didn’t handle not getting what I wanted (when I wanted it) maturely, but, after I dried my tears and realized how childish I was being, God gave it to me anyway. He always amazes me when He does that. Because, in my mind, I think “You didn’t have to do that. I should’ve been more mature in my faith to wait on You.” He knows that, but He does it anyway. How loving is my God…

 

 

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  • Cheryl Barnes

    I love your writings, they are so truthful & thought provoking. My admiration has little to do with that blood connection thing :), it’s just the truth.

    Love Ya !

    • Thanks! It always makes me feel good when you enjoy what I’ve written (never gets old). Love you so much!! :-)