I like to read a chapter each day from the book of Proverbs, and the thought I'd like to share today is this:
"Don't wear yourself out to get rich; have the wisdom to show restraint. Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone, for they will surely sprout wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle."
Proverbs 23: 4 - 5
I, like many others, have had to go back to work in the past few years, due to the economy getting so out of hand. I also at times, have put my focus on "if I work more, I will have more money to have more, to do more".....it's when I've allowed myself to focus on the wrong things, that I find myself absolutely miserable!
All it takes is a good dose of going to the "poor" part of town, to a homeless shelter, a children's hospital, and things quickly get put into perspective. Most of us are far richer than we think; if we have a shelter over our heads, we should be thankful, for there are many who sleep under the stars. If we have food on our table, we should be thankful, for there are many who have to dig in the garbage to feed their families.
I am resigning from my job in two weeks and although I know that I will have to cut back on some things, I will have peace of mind at the end of each day. I also know that God has promised all who believe in Him, that he will provide all we need. Key word - NEED. It doesn't mean he doesn't ever give us any of our wants; he surprises me all the time with little things I don't expect! I want my trust in Him, and dependency to be not in how much money I might have saved in the bank, but in the promise that He is here with me and will provide for me.
I will be able to get back to sewing more, drawing more, and having the time to do whatever He leads me to do in the community.
Have a great day!