Monday, August 1, 2011

Having Less "Stuff" Can Give You More Peace

I just started a new series of teachings by Joyce Meyer. She is an amazing Christian speaker that has the ability to speak directly into my soul. What she has to say always keeps me pointed in the right direction in my life. It seems like most of my life I have been is search of a vechicle to help me prosper in life. Having prosperity, to me, has mostly meant having monetary wealth. Over the past few years I have come to realize and finally beginning to accept the fact that wealth does not have a thing to do with having money or "things". It does not mean it is okay to be jealous of others who do have more "things" than me. What I really want is to help others. That is what brings joy to me. This feeds me. It makes me better and hopefully sets an example for my children to be "givers" not "expecters". You can have a home that looks beautiful from the outside and the things within can be apparently perfect too, but what happens inside between those who live there is what truly matters. I am just saying, personaly, my life is not about what I want to have. It is about what I do have already and what I can give to others. Whether if be the gift of wellness, a hug or a word of encouragement, that is what you can expect from me. I am asking that you do the same. Pray that I do not get side-tracked by all the human desires that well up inside from time to time. I have the foresight to know all those things will not bring me lasting joy. Putting others first does. Have a beautiful day!

1 comment:

  1. Unloading your extra and unnecessary material possessions is very liberating! It opens the mind to other things in life, things not related at all to money and the chase to gain more. It allows you to slow down and savor the life you have now, day by day, without worry about the future and holding onto all the "things" you have managed to acquire.

    Success in life is not measured by the amount of material worth a person can accumulate before they die.

    I recently read an article about a women who wore the same dress to work every day for a year. No one noticed.