Have you ever been searching and searching and searching for something and found out that you already owned it?
I have done this many times. More than i care to mention.
I was looking for an online spreadsheet for some tasks that i wanted to keep track of. I went searching online for a bit, and then i started thinking, "Hey!I have google docs! AND it has an online spreadsheet!". Wow! How cool is that? I already have a free app in my possession that is more than adequate for what i need.
Consider this. People pay hundreds of dollars for a smart phone and they only use it to make calls? That is a waste! Smart phones can do all sorts of amazing stuff. I have a bunch of different bibles on mine. I have weather apps, podcast apps, radio apps, music apps, GPS apps, and the list could go on. In my pocket is more technology than was available to send a man all the way to the Moon!
I used to try and fill a void with buying things each week only to later get bored with them and end up buying something else later. I was constantly trying to fill this never ending black hole. Like buying a treadmill or a weight bench only for it to hold towels a few weeks later. And then buy something else later, like a video game console or the like.
I was constantly fooling myself that something "out there" would satisfy me or fill my need. When i already had something in my possession that was more than adequate.
Now that my funds are in a different state i am having to look to the things that i already posess and learn how to utilize them to their full potential. This is actually quite fun. It is like turning a piece of steel into a swiss army knife without ever leaving home.
I am finding treasures right here. Right now.
Why should i punish myself searching for something that i already have?
Are you searching for something "out there" to fill your needs or desires?
What scriptures do you think apply? Can you relate?
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