Wednesday, March 23, 2011


A devout life does bring wealth, but it's the rich simplicity of being yourself before God. Since we entered the world penniless and will leave it penniless, if we have bread on the table and shoes on our feet, that's enough.
1 Timothy 6:6-8
I have blogged about being thankful before and I think it is SOO important to take time to see all that we have been given and give thanks for it. It helps us to stop those unwanted thoughts of jealousy and greed. We all have those thoughts of wanting something our neighbor has,wishing we were skinnier, made more money, the list could go on and on. But if we learn to stop ourselves when we have these thoughts and focus on what we do have we gain a peace that is worth more than any of those things we thought we wanted could ever give us.
I could take a post about contenment so many directions but in this post I wanted to specifically share how I have also found contentment useful in getting my body in much healthier shape. You see, I used to eat whatever I wanted whenever I felt like it and when I tried to exercise some control here and there I would let my mind dwell on how good that food would have been and tell myself I was missing out.
I realized that I was letting food control me. So instead I have taught myself to be content with enough. And why shouldn't I be! I have learned to stop eating when I feel like I have had enough and am content, instead of when I am full. And it has been wonderful. I have realized that I am not missing out on anything and I feel a thousand times better now that I have control over food in my life. I have made the decision that it will not control me and don't have to worry because I know that I want to be healthy and everyday the decisions I make lead me down that path.
Being content in all areas of my life is such a blessing. I am content because I know that God has a plan and will always provide ENOUGH for me.

1 comment:

  1. that's awesome leslie -- keep up the good eating. when you feel good about yourself, it makes you that much more beautiful.