If Only

If Only
Blog Writers - Mon Jun 10, 2013 @ 11:41AM
Comments: 3

It happens to me too!

Sometimes I get this little shiver up my spine....and I think about if only...

Everyone says it; If only I had a sister! If only I didn't have an allergy to dairy. If only we had a trailer we could go camping. If only my bedtime wasn't so early I could stay up and do the stuff I want. If only I had a friend. If only we had a nicer car. If only I was allowed to watch that movie. If only, if only, if only. 

It happens to me, it happens to you. We get caught up in our dream worlds and wring our hands in despair, moaning, "if only I had [insert a thing you really want badly]". And then, if our "if only" comes true, we don't actually end up feeling that much better. We know we should be happy...but we can't help but think of our next "if only". If only I had a sewing machine. And then once you get the machine, you whine: if only I had fabric. I tend to always think that if I had something bigger and better, my life would just be completley amazing. But, when I get that coveted object, nothing really changes. Yes, maybe I have a sewing machine. But do I really feel amazing? Uh, no.

I love 2 Peter 1:3. I don't know about you, but I totally need this verse. Because without it, I find myself wandering off and wishing for stuff I don't have. And that only sows seeds of discontent within me. John Piper says, "God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him." How satisfied are you in Him?

According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godlniess, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue. -2 Peter 1:3

We have no reason to say If only! We have everything we need to live a godly life! Thank you, Lord!

Comments: 3

Comments

1. Ally   |   Mon Jun 17, 2013 @ 02:58PM

We. Have. Everything. We. Need.

Oh, how often I need that reminder.....
Thanks!!!

2. Karissa G.   |   Mon Jun 17, 2013 @ 02:58PM

Thank you for this (much needed!) post! Appreciate your blog etc.

3. Janessa   |   Mon Jun 17, 2013 @ 05:55PM

Yes very true.