Satisfied With Whatever Is Available

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Pursuing What Is Excellent -- Satisfied With Whatever Is Available


“Contentment is being satisfied — satisfied not because something is in sufficient supply, but satisfied with whatever is available.” – Cynthia Heald, Becoming a Woman Whose God is Enough.

I’m the first to admit that I have my preferences and sometimes I’m like a bulldog when it comes to having my way in a specific area.

To know me is to know that I’m a coffee snob; or more accurately, a coffee creamer snob. I’ve turned down a much desired early morning cup of coffee many times because I don’t have the “right” creamer available to me.

I’d go a full day or two pining for the coffee I missed. I was dissatisfied and very discontent in my choice to forgo that longed for coffee.

But then there are times that I get to choose to drink the coffee with only a couple packets of sugar and perhaps not even a hint of half and half. I choose to be satisfied and content because it meant meeting with a dear friend and new friends over coffee in a coffee house that doesn’t specialize in the frou-frou.

In the settling in to preferring others over my own desires, I realize the richness of “self-denial”.
It gives me another way to get over myself.

Pursuing What Is Excellent -- Galatians 6 three


If you think you are too important to help someone, you are only fooling yourself. You are not that important.
– Galatians 6:3 (NLT)


You can read the rest of this devotional HERE


**Books mentioned in this post (and over on the full devotional) are:

* Becoming a Woman Whose God is Enough by Cynthia Heald
* A Woman Who Reflects the Heart of Jesus by Elizabeth George
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