Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones sang, “You can’t always get what you what. But if you try sometimes you just might find you get what you need.” Sometimes we feel like it’s never enough. No matter how much we have or how much we achieve there must always be more. We are like hamsters on a running wheel. That’s why we sometimes call life “the rat race.” There is a place for ambition and drive in our lives. But it can easily be misplaced and become a consuming hunger that dominates our lives. Sometimes we just need to stop.

Hebrews 13:6 says this, “Keep your life free from the love of money, and be content with what you have; for he has said, ‘I will never leave you or forsake you.’” We are loved by God. And if we will but look around us, we find that we are richly blessed by God. Slow down. Take that look. You are blessed. And God is with you. Contentment is a wonderful thing.

Larry Lenow