Be Relaxed with What you Have

Our culture today tells us that happiness is found in getting more. The more you have the happier you’ll be. So, many go through life looking for bigger and better. Wow, what a headache that can turn into – debt, worry, insecurity, pressure, image maintenance, and the list goes on.

Check out Hebrews 13:5-6, “Don’t be obsessed with getting more material things. Be relaxed with what you have.”

Instead of obsessing over the latest and greatest, the Bible tells us to be relaxed and enjoy what we have. One great way to do that is to give thanks. This is the season of thankfulness.

I urge you to make a list. Here’s my list of 10 things I rarely express thankfulness for, but are so important.

I’m thankful for…

the food in my refrigerator.
my shoes and the clean sox on my feet.
a warm house and a mattress to sleep on.
my health so I can get out and exercise.
the hot coffee I had this morning.
the Bible I am able to read everyday.
the church I freely attend and where I worship with other believers.
America and the opportunities she brings.
a beautiful wife and six incredible kids that I enjoy spending time with.
my friendship with Jesus, and the knowledge that all things are working together for good.

This list could literally go on and on. Wherever you find yourself today, there’s always something to be thankful for. It’s the gift of thankfulness that keeps on giving back to us, filling us with contentment for all we have. Enjoy what you have today by expressing thanks to the one who gave you everything.