MANAGING INTERNAL CONFLICT OF BEING THANKFUL WHILE WANTING MORE…

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I know I’m not the only one who sometimes struggles with this. I’m sincerely grateful and thankful for the level of blessing and favor on my life. I’m not talking about riches. I’m talking about being thankful that I have food, clothes, shelter, good health and a sound mind…for what many people call ‘the little things’. I’m thankful that my family is doing well, thankful for freedom, peace, safety and yes, I’m thankful for salvation.


But, sometimes I want more.


I would love for God to bless me to be able to support my family well through my writing and leave behind a financial heritage for my children. Ohhhh…that would be so awesome!  I would love to be able to do some of the things for my family that I know would make them happy. Who doesn’t want financial stability, good health and peace in their life.

I can’t count the times I’ve been praying to God asking Him to bless my life and stopped and just had to stop and say, “Thank you!”


Because you see, so many times when I’m asking for more, I think about so many who have less.


So many times when I lain in my bed worrying about something, I think about the fact that it’s a blessing to have a bed in which to worry. Someone, somewhere at that very moment is trying to sleep under a bridge

God tells us to be content, and I truly am…

1 Timothy 6:6-8  (NKJV)

Now godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, [a]and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content.

But, still I want more. Don’t you? I mean God also told us He would give us more, if we have our priorities straight…

Psalm 37:4-5  (NKJV)

Delight yourself also in the Lord,
And He shall give you the desires of your heart.

Commit[a] your way to the Lord,
Trust also in Him,
And He shall bring it to pass.

Do you ever feel conflict over being thankful and wanting more?


How do we manage being content with our lives without being covetous?


If you have this conflict too, tell God thank you for the conflict. It’s a sign that you aren’t greedy or covetous.

Here’s a few simple tips on managing that conflict.


Please be careful when you…


Feel God owes you better.

Feel what you have isn’t good enough.

Ask God for more, more often than you thank Him for what you have.

Never pray for those who have less than you.

Lose that internal conflict between being thankful and asking God for more.

BE BLESSTIFIED!

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  1. Love this! I am grateful and content in all things,but I often make the mistake of using contentment as complacency,as settling for less than God wants to make available to us. We are actually His royalty, the inheritors of a kingdom,and our ability to bless others is enhanced when we have more to give.

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  2. I feel the same way. I want to be a full time creator and live off it, but at the same time I know God has provided for me while I work towards that career. I have so much to be thankful for, yet I feel this yearning for more. I think my aspirations for career change can be of God. Through it all He is with me, that is my great reward.

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  3. G’day Aldtric
    Being thankful for the “little things” is so important, I practice this daily, but its so easy to forget and feel like we need more. Once you can see what you already have and the spiritual blessings we have been given already, I reckon its frees us up to see what’s really important.

    Thanks for sharing

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