“You don’t look like a baseball wife. I thought they had money and were stylish.” Wow! When I think I’ve heard it all, someone opens up a box of opinions. Don’t get me wrong. I know I am not a slave to fashion.
I like comfort. I’ve also spent many years being purposeful not finding my value in clothes, accessories, and other materialistic items. That’s very hard to maintain when I’m around the beautiful women in baseball. They are gorgeous. Many have the means to shop anywhere they like. They drive top of the line cars. They purchase the best skin cream. Their hairstylist is top-notch. The women in baseball are young.
I can very easily feel like I don’t fit in, I’m not pretty enough, and I don’t have any value.
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?” Matthew 6: 25-26
Over the years I have clung to contentment in what I have not what others have. I find peace in knowing that God is in control. I love to give to those in need and to help expand the kingdom. When it comes to items, keep what works. Then I release the rest. This helps to decrease the clutter in my life.
When it comes to feeling like I don’t fit in or that I am not good enough I keep what works. Then I release the rest.
Contentment doesn’t come when we have all we think you need. It comes with knowing that God has and will give us what we need.
If we have a roof over our head and food on our table we are richer than 99% of the world. Our clothes and our possessions are necessary but are often a luxury. If our basic needs are met how much more do we need?
I am a baseball wife.
I am blessed beyond measure.
I’m trying to look less like a pauper and more like a classy woman. I am a work in progress!
I can do all this while embracing the contentment of knowing God is in control and supplying me with what I need.
Hold on to the peace and contentment God provides.
Keep what works.
Release the rest.
Keep the peace and contentment.
Release the opinions and unnecessary desires.
Ignore the opinions of others when they are pushing you into the trap of association with value coming from money and status.
Don’t worry God’s got this!
What are you clinging to trying to find contentment?
Is it money?
Is it the worry that comes when you don’t have enough money?
Do you look at what others have and feel like you need more?
What is working to help you maintain contentment?
What is one thing you can release today to find the contentment Jesus desires?
Let us know what works for you!