Today’s Our Daily Bread caused me to think—again. As I read it, I leaned back on my comfortable chair, complacent in the belief that I had it made in spades. After all, the subject was being content with our possessions and circumstances, and that’s me through-and-through. Not to mention my extreme humility.
My bit of self-congratulation ended, however, when I realized my basic
nature includes little need to compete, confront, achieve or acquire
My lack of materialism wasn’t the result of crucifying any part of my
carnal nature. I never had to strive for less ambition, to struggle with
my desire for ever-more possessions, to stay on bloody knees til God
answered my earnest prayer—at least on that particular issue. In fact, if I had my ‘druthers, I’d would have been born with more of a competitive nature. But, I’m okay with it—of course!
Maybe I’ll learn to quit judging others’ struggles by the standard of my own cheap victories.