Now, you all know I’m transparent. This is actually funny…but please read with an open mind and receive the message.
I remember when I was 7th and 8th grade, I wanted big breasts…..mainly because my best friend had them. (Catch that.) So I started putting tissue in my bra. That continued until my freshmen year in college….when my breast started getting full and becoming what I THOUGHT they should be.
I enjoyed them, but eventually, I had to get a breast reduction (requested by me to my doctor) in November of 2012.
Wait a minute?
So I begged for big breasts, I got them, and then requested to have surgery to go back to small breasts? Crazy right?? Very!!!
God will give us the things we think we want just to show us that it’s not what we need. I wanted big breasts. I got them, but they came along with pains I couldn’t bear- back problems, shirts that wouldn’t button, unwanted attention, etc.
Now, let’s go back. I told you all I wanted big breasts….mainly because my best friend had them. See, we want “stuff” because we see other folks with it, but we don’t see the pains, the sacrifices, the tears, the blood, the sweat, and the time they’ve put in.
We see their GLORY, but we don’t know their story.
Now, this is much deeper than breasts. Don’t miss the message being carnal- minded. My whole point is- Be content with who you are, where you are, and what you have. Although your RIGHT NOW may not be all that you’ve hoped for, but it’s yours. Instead of focusing on what you don’t have or what you wished you had, focus on growing in God. True contentment and fulfillment isn’t found in “stuff” or people. It’s found in Jesus. Until you can be content…in whatever state you’re in…you’ll always feel like you need more…or even less…to be happy.
The Word even supports this.
“Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have. I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little.”
Philippians 4:11-12 NLT
What are you begging God for? What is it that you want that you’ve convinced yourself that you need? Are you really open to God’s desires for your life or just your own?