So I got Lysa TerKeurst's book, Becoming More than a Good Bible Study Girl on Tuesday. Well, I need to definitely step back and reevaluate some things in my life! But the one chapter is a big one for me..."But I want what she has". Lyn and I talked about this on our way to the airplane to see Laura. We came to the conclusion that we not really coveting of what other women have, not to the point that it would ruin a friendship. We just want nice things too. And I will admit to sometimes wishing that I had a nicer, more caring husband, and that I had a bigger house, and a nicer car (well, I like my car now). I'm sure everyone can relate with wanting better behaved children, especially in church.
"Too many of us live with an uncontrolled thought life" Isn't that what I was doing just a paragraph ago? Just letting my thoughts roam over all this petty stuff? Instead of thanking God for what He has given me, I'm worried about who has more and better things than I do. This can wear us out, all the worry. Lysa quotes this verse, Matthew 11:28-30, "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."
That's the song up there, from Aaron Shust, one of my absolute favorites. He has terrific records.
My motto for a while now is:
I am not equipped to handle what they have -- both good and bad.
Yeah, she might seemingly have it better, but I'm right where He wants ME.
Seriously, go get this book!