Thursday, October 6, 2011

I Found Treasure!

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?

Please reply or comment!

God bless~~~~


  1. "Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart." "But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus." (Psalm 37:4 and Phillipians 4:19)

    Who could ask for more assurance than these statements from God’s Word itself regarding His fulfillment of our needs and desires? These two verses are both definitive statements that leave us with no doubt that we can trust God completely with all that we long for or feel in need of in our lives

    Emma Kimberly

  2. I agree with you, Conrad - the last time I was faith-walking with no income like that, that was the one part of it I truly enjoyed - finding super-creative ways to make do when I couldn't go out and buy something I needed. I don't know why that's so much fun, but it is :-)

    Great blog!