I’m full, but I feel empty.
We are surrounded by so much abundance. So much that we aren’t using or need yet somehow new things find there way in.
Our calendar and arms are overflowing and I can’t help but feel a little, I don’t even know.
I know we are blessed, but why?
Why do we have all that we need while another struggles to pick up the pieces after a parent passes away? Why do we have all the food we need that our kids can waste so much of it while there are families trying to stretch as much as we waste.
How do you rectify these discrepancies with your head and heart.
How do you keep walking forward arms full instead of dropping it all and running into emptiness.
I wrote about this very subject a couple weeks ago...it is still tugging at my heart.
I try to let Luke 12:48 guide me.
I go to this thought whenever I am tempted to complain about not having enough in any area of my life. Sometimes I feel I am struggling, but I have no idea what it's like to go without food or a winter coat or health insurance. I try to get lost in feelings of gratitude as much as possible. It makes it harder to notice what I don't have and makes me want to give more of what I do have.
It's so hard for me to grasp this sometimes. I have so much while others have so little. The whole point is to be happy in whatever you have. This has never been demonstrated to me so clearly and humbly than when I went on a mission trip to Honduras last month. They have so little (compared to us) yet they have so much happiness. Very humbling.
I hear ya girl...I SOOOO hear ya!
I think ultimately all we can do is be thankful, grateful for what we have, and use it to bless others that might not be as fortunate. That is how it makes sense. We give of what we have been given.
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