I hope this doesn't raise any eyebrows at Insight for Living other than the fact that I felt compelled to share this with those of you who read this blog. This is powerful!
July 20, 2012
by Charles R. Swindoll
The beginning of wisdom is:
Acquire wisdom; and with all your
acquiring, get understanding.
The good life---the one that truly satisfies---exists only when we stop wanting a better one.
It is the condition of savoring what is rather than longing for what might be. The itch for things, the lust for more---so brilliantly injected by those who peddle them---is a virus draining our souls of happy contentment.
Have you noticed? A man never earns enough. A woman is never beautiful enough. Clothes are never fashionable enough. Cars are never nice enough. Gadgets are never modern enough. Houses are never furnished enough. Food is never fancy enough. Relationships are never romantic enough. Life is never full enough.
Satisfaction comes when we step off the escalator of desire and say, "This is enough. What I have will do. What I make of it is up to me and my vital union with the living Lord."
Excerpted from Charles R. Swindoll, Wisdom for the Way (Nashville: J. Countryman, a division of Thomas Nelson, Inc., 2001). Copyright © 2001 by Charles R. Swindoll, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.