- I don't buy a lot of extras for "me". I tend to buy the extras for specific purposes, making them feel more like needs. But, in the end, I think they are often just ways for me to feel in control when life feels overwhelming. Instead, I should be turning to God and learning to surrender in times of overwhelm.
- I DO buy food for myself as a source of comfort or contentment. Same as above, I should be turning to God in times of stress, but this one is trickier as food is pretty necessary, and therefore, harder to moderate. Clearly, I can't just stop eating for 3 months.
- Social media is a thief of presence and contentment. Again, I think I'll need to write a full post about this, but being away from social media is a total breath of fresh air.
My verse for the next week (or maybe all month) is Matthew 6:34 (the first part).
"Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don't get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow..." (MSG).