“I bargained with life for a penny and life would pay no more, however, I begged at evening when I counted my scanty store. For life is a just employer, he gives you what you ask,but once you’ve set the wages, why? you must bear the task. I worked for a menial’s hire, only to learn dismayed, that any wage I had asked of life, life would have willingly paid… Desire!!!”
I got that quote off a friends blog and it set me thinking… any wage I asked of life, life would have willingly paid! Hmmm… thinking about it gave me different standpoints on the issue:
1. it is very true that a lot of people shortchange themselves in what they can get from life. they underutilize the resources and talents that God has given them. they aim for less (trying to play safe) in their search for jobs and opportunities (u never know until you try..) when it comes to relationships, they settle for less (am not despising the days of humble beginnings oh!) and get caged with some lady/guy with no dream, vision or prospect (those carry more weight than bank accounts this days)
2. It is also true that scripture says Godliness with CONTENTMENT is great gain. shouldnt contentment be a job that can feed you and put a roof over your head and give you plenty of time to serve the God that has kept u alive? Instead of what we find today with people working 14-15 hours a day in a company trying to earn more and more (desire) and doing all sorts in the process – and then end up not having any time for the God who gave the job (abi he didnt give the job sef) in the first place… (consultants watch out!!!)
I have been thinking about it so much in the past few days, my brain brimming over with prayer points and different plans and things i want (desire) and i cant help but ask myself in the sincerity of my heart: HOW DO I KNOW WHEN I CROSS THE LINE BETWEEN CONTENTMENT AND MORE DESIRE that leads to greed?
Don’t get it twisted, most of the good things I have in life is because I dared to want it… and I got it.
One should really give it some thought… the way we live our lives these days, everyone in a massive rat race for want of more, and more possessions… you begin to wonder if that is all God placed us here for(considering the fact that we barely have time for Him talkless of the huge unsaved lot out there…
Well, this is a little more than food for thought, but I would like us to think about it and let me know what you think. we need to step back once in a while and assess where we are – or else one day we will wake up to the rude shock that we are so far away from the beautiful spring where we once were.. .and are now in a desert of self without his Spirit. (SElah)