Making the Best with What You Have

Learning to be content is an art of self disciple, especially when advertising/marketing tells us we have to have things we cannot afford or need. Do I really need the latest phone? If I can’t afford a new car or that exotic vacation, perhaps I need to reconsider. But wait there’s more! “Free” no interest financing for 5 years! Credit cards were designed for emergencies in there original intent, now they appear to put us in slavery . Just look at the interest rates. Due to time and space I will not discuss housing and health insurance that are needs yet so expensive .

Whether you’re blessed with wealth or not we need to “learn to be content in all things”. Even the poor are not always content. They can wish to be rich or hope to win the big one in the lottery spending money they dont have.

I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.
Philippians 4:11 NIV

I seen this quote “We don’t always have to have the best of everthing, but to make the best of everything”. This is what really counts in contentment. I don’t always have to eat out, but how about a picnic with friends or family? How about day trips to go hiking, the beach, the park, drawing, artwork painting, or a stroll in the city. To balance this out there are times we have to sacrifice such as seeing our kids go to college, or going on that once in a lifetime vacation, and even sacrificing to buy that diamond ring for her! So start saving and stop spending on foolish things, and get an extra part time job. Your love ones will always remember the sacrifice, so seize the moment and the memories!

Enjoy your weekend and make a difference to those around you.

Published by Andy

Greetings! My name is Andy Provitola and I live in New England on the south shore between Boston and the beautiful Cape Cod region. The purpose of my blogging and writing is to encourage you in your journey here on planet earth. Life is full of pressing issues and problems and my desire is to discover a place for peace, hope, healing, and contentment. I am a follower of Jesus Christ – God’s one and only Son of God and discovered these truths along my own personal journey. Having discovered a personal relationship with God the Father through Jesus Christ does not mean I have to be religious to attain the rewards of heaven. The fact is God provides grace for us and accepts us as we are in His image. In other words, we cannot attain heaven or life eternal on our own, but by God’s loving grace and no merit of our own. My goal is to continue to find a balance of life from a spiritual and practical perspective with a purpose to please and glorify God in all that I do because of His ‘Gift of Grace’. God is not transcendent and so far away that he is out of reach with humanity. God desires that His presence lives within us and not just in the galaxies and the universe. Experiencing the unconditional love of God has been so rewarding and while discovering the truth and purpose for my life. Moving forward in this life is not a sprint, but a marathon when it comes to this race here on earth. I am blogging because I find it is a good way to connect in a much more effective and efficient way when it comes to communicating and interacting with with people that I do not know. Blogging and writing challenges me and also stretches me specifically in my thoughts, my mind, my emotions, and my spiritual life to live a vertical relation with God and a horizontal relationship with others. There will be a variety of topics and subjects to address including youth, young adults, family, singles, seniors, relationships, etc. Some of the topics will include God’s creation and power, depression, loneliness, suicide, hope, healing, setbacks, financial matters, business, stress, anxiety, care, encouragement, and so much more I would like to connect with all walks of life, ethnicity, culturally, other religions, socio-economics, and more I am currently writing a book and several memoirs about my own life and journey . The journey begins at a young age growing up in Malden, Massachusetts, specifically Maplewood Square to where I am today. I became paralyzed from the waist down as a senior in high school and I share how my life changed for the better! “But I do not consider my life as something of value or dear to me, so that I may [with joy] finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus. To testify faithfully of the good news of God’s [precious undeserved] grace [which makes us free of guilt of sin and grants us eternal life]. Acts 20:24 Amplified Version

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