We may be tempted to believe that we need to be a certain weight, look a certain way, have a certain kind of house, achieve a certain status, that our kids behave a certain way, that we make a certain amount of money, or that we fit some standard the world creates for us. We can convince ourselves that we need things that really, we don't.
We can strive for things that take resources away from our true purpose, in pursuit of things that are far from what we were created for. We can waste the resources we have for the things we were made for, in effort to pursue the things that we just aren't. Sad thing is, is that once we use these resources they are gone. Once we waste them on things that we don't really need then we don't have them for the things we do need. The things that really fulfill our hearts are left undone, the real needs are left unmet.
The wonderful thing, however, is when we use what we have the way we it was created and meant to be used, we have exactly what we need. His everything is enough. When we use resources God's way we find that we have our true desires met, we have our real needs fulfilled. Practically speaking, when we reserve our times for things that matter, we have to give up things that don't. If we want physical energy to take care of our bodies, or share them with our spouses, then we can't use (or misuse) our physical energy on things that don't benefit either. If we need emotional energy to be there for our children or a god-given friend, then we can't give it to people or things that aren't worthy of that limited resource.
Letting God's everything be enough is a big part of it. We don't need more, we need to use what we have well.
We can learn together what that looks like practically. If you want to reserve energy for your family, how do you do that? If you want to make sure you have time to be there for a friend who needs you, what are you supposed to say no to? If you are to have the resources to keep your home as much as you need to make it a resource for your family, what does that look like? If God's everything is going to be enough then we have to be clear about our what we need to be using it on, from his perspective.
We will learn together :)
What needs to you think you may try to fill that may not be fulfilled, or intended to be filled by God's everything in your life?