I think all of this really began to turn in my mind after watching The Social Network, things seemed to get realllllly complicated as soon as the site was launched. As did our own lives. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE FACEBOOK, and I LOVE BLOGS even more but I do think I am going to be a little more careful about where my mind goes when taking part in other people's lives.
I don't need the cutest clothes, the greatest vacations, to live in the coolest place. I mean, I live in Nashville- thats awesome! The Lord has blessed me RICHLY here and I want to be content in that.
So all that to say.... I am challenging myself and you to be Content, to not worry or even ponder where or what we'll do, eat or wear. But to just be content. It's hard and totally against human nature. And I guess that is why it's called "A Challenge."
Thanks for letting me process with you today. Sorry if it's all over the place.
Also, did you know the name "Leah" means "Contented One?" hmmmm... Interesting.
Here is My Utmost, in case you are interested! :)
Do not worry about your life . . . —Matthew 6:25
A warning which needs to be repeated is that “the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches,” and the lust for other things, will choke out the life of God in us (Matthew 13:22). We are never free from the recurring waves of this invasion. If the frontline of attack is not about clothes and food, it may be about money or the lack of money; or friends or lack of friends; or the line may be drawn over difficult circumstances. It is one steady invasion, and these things will come in like a flood, unless we allow the Spirit of God to raise up the banner against it.
“I say to you, do not worry about your life . . . .” Our Lord says to be careful only about one thing-our relationship to Him. But our common sense shouts loudly and says, “That is absurd, I must consider how I am going to live, and I must consider what I am going to eat and drink.” Jesus says you must not. Beware of allowing yourself to think that He says this while not understanding your circumstances. Jesus Christ knows our circumstances better than we do, and He says we must not think about these things to the point where they become the primary concern of our life. Whenever there are competing concerns in your life, be sure you always put your relationship to God first.
“Sufficient for the day is its own trouble” (Matthew 6:34). How much trouble has begun to threaten you today? What kind of mean little demons have been looking into your life and saying, “What are your plans for next month— or next summer?” Jesus tells us not to worry about any of these things. Look again and think. Keep your mind on the “much more” of your heavenly Father (Matthew 6:30).