We all want something. I want many things none of which I need. I want to have a million bucks and then some. No not really, I would be content to have a large wad of fifties to blow on whatever I so desire. Sometimes I get ahead of myself thinking I need the absolute best that money can buy.
But that isn’t really what I want at all. I want to be happy and content. I need to stay focused on what satisfies my heart and soul. It is when I get off on these tangents of wanting things and letting my possessions rule my life and by not paying attention to what this nonstop spending spree is doing to me are the times that I desperately need God.
I need God’s balance and wisdom to guide me back to what makes me happy and content. The novelty of something new wears thin fast. I am bored with another teapot; a slightly different shade of black pants does nothing to humor me; what I really want is something that reaches deep within my soul and touches my heart in a way a tangible object never will.
God knows exactly what we need and provides accordingly. For me God has put someone in my life that brings me balance. She is one of those special people who when she walks into a room the room somehow becomes brighter. Her upbeat personality and laugh are contagious. She is so caring and never thinks twice about hugging you tightly. When she does see me she runs over like I’m the next best thing since sliced bread. We are pen pals and here I quote some of her important messages to me: “Be a good parent, be a good wife, say your prayers, try hard to be good, be kind, remember God loves you and I love you too, be YOU, goodbye pen pal.” She is my mentor for sure! She is nine years old; I consider her my Godsend, my special niece, Emma Clair.
Yep, there is no doubt in my mind that God knows exactly what we need. He so wants to help us and does by sending all types of people into each of our lives at the opportune time. Someone faints and a doctor just happens to be in the same vicinity and has with him his black bag; we take a trip on our own two feet right in front of a handsome lad and suddenly we are literally swept off our feet; behold you lays an open playing field on a beautiful day where you have a bag of balls but no bat or companion and off to the right running on the field is a guy with a bat eager to hit balls till the stars come out.
Happens all the time; God comes to our rescue over and over.
It helps to remember that what we want and what we need are two totally different things.
If you want to be happy and content you need God.
That’s for sure! (Just ask my pen pal; she’s full of good advice.)