…and it’s not all that you had hoped, what then?
We have all been there, the place and time we have reached a goal or acquired a thing and, all of a sudden, it just does not feel as good as we thought it would. There are instances where, in our minds, we build up the idea of a thing to a height that the actual thing in question could never hope to attain such a lofty status. Its that way with jobs, cars, meals, vacations, 401-K’s, presidential candidates, and relationships. Nothing is perfect; nothing. There is always a hitch, a snafu, a hidden clause, or something we were just too caught up in the moment to plan for. The world is about compromise, give and take. Ultimate joy in life is about appreciating what you have, not in light of the other guy, but knowing that on any other day things just might not be this good.
Solomon said it best; the real problem is not stuff but the fact that we are never satisfied with the stuff we have:
Proverbs 27:20 (KJV)
“20 Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.”
The western society we have been bred in would have us believe that the supreme measure of happiness is found only in furthered acquisition. The truth of the matter is far from what most comprehend; real peace is not having what you want, but wanting what you have. I leave you with the words of our dear apostle Paul to the church at Colossia…
Colossians 3:15 (KJV)
15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
~Grace be upon you, in the only Name of Jesus.~