Let me just remind you…You and I do not have to OWN every pretty thing that is out there.
A lovely idea to beautify a soap dispenser…
thereby creating the need to purchase the NEW soap dispenser cover-up thingy….
Well, I am going to sit this one out and just use the plain old plastic bottles til they are gone and then probably switch brands….
and I am going to donate the covers to a thrift store, because I just know in my heart that some clever gal out there is going to come up with a cute way to use them.
And that right there is a sign of maturity, because normally I would put the thing in my closet waiting for an idea of how I could make a candle holder or a vase or….?????
I may be wrong, but I don’t think I am alone in this battle.
From shiny baubles, home decor, fashion or even a talent – sometimes whatever catches my eye, catches my desire. I want what I see.
But we don’t have to own everything we admire.
This holiday season can be a great opportunity to overcome “lust of the eyes” – the unquenchable thirst for more…more clothes, more decorations, more of what this store showed, more of what her house has…
I am going to be more purposeful this season to look and appreciate and celebrate without having to HAVE IT….
I am going to be more purposeful in practicing contentment…
And I know this is a refining that God will be most willing to help me with!
How about you? What is your struggle heading into the “most wonderful time of the year”?
I pray you can take some time to reflect and take some deep breaths and rejoice in what God is doing in you!