Then I started watching those shows. You know the ones...where ordinary people beg for the assistance of the "professionals" to get their houses up to par in this housing market. Or they just want their family room or bedroom to look "finished" and they can't figure out what to do with it.
I started getting ideas. I started to feel discontent with the home and material goods that God has generously given to us.
I LOVE to watch HGTV. I drool over home makeovers. I get jealous of all those people who are being helped with their decorating nightmares.
Yes, I know, I shouldn't take all those TV shows to heart... but I do. I have caught myself recently rethinking why we are living in military housing instead of buying a house. I dream of being able to fix up or tear out when I so desire.
In a word, I am discontent.
Though I KNOW this is wrong, I wallow in it. I enter the contests to win the houses (though I have yet to figure out how we'd pay the property taxes or homeowner's insurance...).
So, tonight, I am again asking God for help to kick this new little addiction of mine. HGTV will have to wait. I have other, much more important things to do...like taking care of the family He has given me, and being the wife He wants me to be to the wonderful husband He gave me, and learning to know Him more...
"Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content:" Phil. 4:11