Happy Wednesday! This week’s Wardrobe Wednesday comes from Hebrews 13:5-
“Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; Never will I forsake you.”
Every year, winter comes around & every year- I feel like I need a new pair of boots. Not that anything is wrong with the 20 pair (literally) that I have in my closet- but I just can’t live without the upcoming seasons newest trend. Around July/August I start shopping for the new pair of boots that I’m going to buy. Almost every time they’re the same neutral color, with just a small detail different than the last pair. I feel the need to buy boots every year simply because I’m not content with the ones that I have in my closet. Nothing is wrong with them, as most of them are barely worn (I live in Texas AKA I don’t really need boots), but I always see other ones that I want. Although this is a small example of not being content , the key is that we are always happy with what we have until we see something else. This is human nature and 100% perfectly normal, but it’s still not a good habit to have.
Contentment is something that we should all strive to have a little bit more of on a daily basis. Being content is something that many people strive to be, but most aren’t. For example, I have a best friend who is such a minimalist & I am always so jealous of the fact that she doesn’t always have desires to go shopping, but lives the simple life instead. It always astonishes me how people see things/needs/wants so differently. This week, my challenge for you is to write down something that’s been on your shopping list for a while. This could be a splurge item, or just something that you really want. On the top of the paper- write the item down. Below it- write down why you think you need it & put this paper somewhere you will see it every day. For the next 7 days, think about if you truly need this item- or if it is just something that you really want because you are choosing to not be content with what you already have. Contentment is a choice- and something that each of us should strive to be.
Until next time!
P.S- I also wrote about reasons to always be happy a few months back, that post can be found here