Now godliness with contentment is great gain. 1 Timothy 6:6 (NKJV)
Many years ago, my husband and I enjoyed watching a television program called The Good Life. At the beginning of the show, we were introduced to folks who decided to leave demanding corporate careers and lifestyles for the good life—typically found in places where one could enjoy a slower pace of life and “stop and smell the roses.”
After the show, I’d close my eyes and dream about one day.
One day when all of our bills were paid . . .
One day when there would be more time to spend with family and friends . . .
One day when I finally achieved a healthy work/life balance . . .
One day . . .
If we are being honest with ourselves, one day never seems to arrive. Unfortunately, we sometimes wait too long and go to our death bed with a mountain of regrets—regrets stemming from words left unsaid and deeds left undone.
After making changes in my own life, it became clear to me that we are often the biggest obstacle standing between ourselves and the good life.
I am convinced the good life is not a destination, but a lifelong journey travelled with God, loved ones and others—in good and bad times. It is living life to the fullest within the boundaries God has established while being grateful and content with His provision in our lives. It is giving ourselves permission to enjoy life and live fully in the present—letting go of the past—and leaving the future in God’s hands.
My one day is today . . . is there something standing between you and the good life?
Lord, please give us hearts full of peace, contentment and gratitude—and show us the good life through Your eyes.
© 2017 Amy A. Verzi