I drive a 2006 Chevrolet Colorado pickup. It has 200,000 miles and I can’t get the first window to roll down. My air conditioner does work, but it only works when I turn it on full blast. When it rains, it leaks every where in the truck. Two days later, it smells like an old wet dog! But it runs like a dream. Now, I didn’t say it rides smooth, but it does get me from place to place.The best thing about my old truck is I don’t have a payment! It is not much, but it is mine. My wife and kids will drive it when they have to, but they try their best to avoid it. I am content with my beautiful old truck.
Philippians 4:11-12 says, “I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well feed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.” Peter Lord said it like this, “Contentment is the ability to enjoy life regardless of the circumstances. It is choosing to be happy in every situation, embarrassing your current circumstances and blooming where you are planted. Contentment is not having everything you want, but wanting everything you have. If you are not happy with what you have, you will not be happy with what you get. The craving that discontentment creates can never be satisfied.”
Have you ever noticed that the grass on the other side of the fence always looks greener from a distance. But once you get over there, you begin to see all the weeds. Think about this, have you ever noticed that the grass is always greener over the septic tank? It is so easy to fall in the trap of always wanting some better or bigger! I know, I have traveled that road many times. I found myself always wanting more and never satisfied with what I have. Would I love to have a new big truck? To have a truck where the all the windows roll down and the air conditioner that works on low. Sure, I would be lying if I said I didn’t. But I have learned to appreciate my 2006 Colorado, because it gets me from place to place, and it is mine. Thank God for the little things that we take for granted today. Appreciate the people that God has place around you. We are so blessed! I hope you have a great Saturday! God bless.