The Have and Have Not’s

Wednesday February 25, 2015


Women Connect ~ short posts to inspire and encourage

And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19

It’s just too easy to look at what others have isn’t. We all do it. Be it success or smarts or personality or property or career or finances. Too easy to look and compare and try and keep up and get ahead and strive to fit in. Way too easy to worry we haven’t enough. Our need to be OK and to matter can turn into an ugly and selfish pass time.

Looking at what others have too closely we might miss seeing what others haven’t – their need, their hunger, their loss, their loneliness, their brokenness.

Looking at what we haven’t too closely  we might forget what we have.

We have “Christ in us the hope of Glory” (Colossians 1:27).

We have “all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence (2 Peter 1:3)

What we have has been given and out of it we give to others

We aren’t called to a life of fret and worry. We aren’t called to compete or keep up or be important. Our is a high calling. It’s a calling to love and give and look after each other out of what God has given us. That’s the best version of us. That’s where we see God right there with us. That’s where our needs are met. That’s where our joy can be full. The riches of His glory best seen when we are loving the people He gives us, the people He brings along our path – each other.

Theres this:

“There’s always some one right in front of me who has needs that I am perfectly suited to meet, regardless of my education level, my current job, or my socioeconomic status in life”. Edie Wadsworth

And this:

“Everything is God’s to give and to take away, so share what you have been given, and that includes yourself” Mother Theresa –  A Simple Path

Lets move forward into this year mindful and above all thankful of what we have  – not what we haven’t.

God Bless and have a beautiful day

Tracey xx

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