I have been on a stay-cation this week, which has allowed me to get some honey-do’s done. It has also made me realize how much stuff we have accumulated since returning from Croatia five years ago. Then I read this verse, 1 Timothy 6:8, “So if we have enough food and clothing, let us be content.” (NLT), and I’m wondering if I am truly content with just food and clothing? Would my boys be content with just food and clothing? If not, am I hurting their future as it relates to God’s call on their lives?
The recession has caused all of us to live more simply, but are we learning to be content in it? And have we scaled down enough? I know, a lot of questions with very little answers. But this is what I am working through myself.
Here’s my application:
Take inventory of our stuff and make a list of what I would be content without and what I think I must have (i.e. Cell phones).
Talk with Suzanne about my list and begin taking steps to get rid of the non-essentials.
Cut monthly expenses and be content with less.