Have you ever wanted something so bad you could almost taste it? Well, I've never considered myself a "material girl" and have for the most part been content with what I have. But not too long ago I found something that I want so badly that I cannot stop thinking about it. It's almost like, "I have to have this!" I sit and think about what it would take to able to possess this desire of my heart and what the cost would be. It is exactly what I've wanted and always dreamed of having, yet when I think about the cost, I realize that it would cost much more than I want to pay. But at times I am almost willing to pay the high price plus all the extra expense that would come along with satisfying my desires. My dream house on six secluded, peaceful acres, with 3500 square feet, four bedrooms/three bathrooms, a pool and a hot tub, and covered porch all the way around the house is so very enticing! But what I have to remember is that I have a daughter in college and we're trying to keep from borrowing money for that, and my husband is not yet tenured at his teaching position because he changed counties two years ago. Also, this house is farther away from my job so I would have to pay a lot more in gas expenses to drive to work and to my church job. Plus, the house is almost twice the size of my current house which means heating and cooling costs would be much higher. So, what can I do? Pay the high price to have my dream come true, or wait and see what God has in store for me? I know what the right answer is. But why is it so hard to wait?
Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4
Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. Psalm 27:14
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