- I love our little farm, but I’d really like to save up for more land.
- I love our animals, but we are planning to get more goats this spring.
- I love our home, but I love dreaming of log cabins.
- I love my husband, but I’m always looking for ways to keep our relationship fresh and fulfilling.
- I enjoy reading my Bible, but I have a hunger for deeper understanding.
- I love this land, but I look forward to spending eternity in heaven.
It would be nice to have a more flexible budget, but I know these verses are so true:
- Luke 12:15 “And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.”
- Phil 4:19 “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”
- 1 Timothy 6:7 “For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.”
Sometimes trusting God and working toward goals can be a hard line to walk. I don’t want to lazily wait around for God to do everything, but I don’t want to be impatiently chasing my own will. Each person has their limit and each season in life offers different motivations and trials.
The hardest thing is keeping my eyes on the path set before me. I tend to want to stop, look around, and compare my path and possessions with those of others. That’s when covetousness and discontent creep in and I start getting discouraged. A discouraged mommy is not a happy mommy. No Fun!
I really do best when I have projects, plans, and goals that I’m working toward AND special times to sit and reflect on all the LORD is doing in our lives. I don’t want to overwhelm myself with too much or end up with a TON of unfinished projects. (That’s usually where I feel I am!) Balance and Priorities. That constant struggle! If we have the right perspective, we can see it as a grand adventure.