Friday is finally here! And what a week it’s been!
Today is another 5 Minute Friday! Here on my blog, I write for 5 minutes straight about the topic found over at The Gypsy Mama‘s blog. 5 minutes, no over-thinking, no editing. Just writing for the love of it.
Today’s topic is EMPTY
“…I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret to being content in every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength” – Philippians 4:11-13
Many of us know the 13th verse of this chapter, but rarely do we talk about the preceding verses, especially 12.
But, in the past month I have been learning what Paul learned. How to be content with little, after being so accustomed to having much.
Being unemployed, I could barely pay my bills, much less buy food/gas. So, for two weeks now, 3 areas of my life have been very dry, very empty: my bank, my gas tank, and more than ever before, my stomach.
If my family knew exactly how little I have had in my cupboards (and subsequently been eating), they would be so upset that I didn’t ask for help. If they knew how far I had to stretch my money just to get where I needed to go, it would frustrate them.
I worried at times, had moments of panic when I wondered “can I really do this?”
The answer is, simply: NO, I can’t… But, HE can. Even in my worry, I knew He would care for me. My daily bread would be found and somehow He would see to it I could make it to His house of worship and get to my few jobs I did have.
And, today, I am full. I have been working a new, steadier job for a few weeks now, and just got paid. So, my bank account, my gas tank, and my tummy are full. For now. It’s still a paycheck to paycheck kind of life, but now I have a paycheck to sustain me. Because HE saw fit to bless me in such a way.
So, I am full of one other thing: THANKS.