I was driving back home after dropping off my children at school and passed an accident that had just occurred. As the traffic slowed down I glanced across and saw a body covered by a silver blanket, obviously, the pedestrian had been killed and the medical personnel were waiting for the police to arrive.
This got me thinking about how fortunate or unfortunate we are … I myself have often thought at times how blessed I am to have what I have, and then on other occasions I am frustrated with what I do not have, or the areas of my life that I am not blessed in. During the latter times, I would be focusing on the negative, looking at what I do not have instead of what I do have.
When I saw the deceased lying in the road a phrase came to mind: “On your best day you still have less than others and on your worst day you are still blessed more than others.” And this rings so true. When is enough actually enough, when will your desire be satisfied?
We focus on a negative and wish for more, while we sit in a comfortable house at a table with a full plate of food, yet somewhere out there is someone who is cold and would be satisfied with only a slice of dry bread for the night.
I found the following references to our needs:
Matthew 6:31-32 ESV
Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.
So today, even though you feel you need more, give thanks for that which you have.