Kate said lack.
Sticking with the first thing that pops into my head…
Lack is where I began to learn contentment and made me become extra creative and industrious.
My fourth grade teacher, Mrs. Mayfield, used an expression, a quote, all the time.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
Mrs. Mayfield, you were so very right!
In my lifetime I’ve experienced:
- lack of a father
- lack of money
- lack of morals
- lack of time
- lack of joy
- lack of contentment
- lack of vision
- lack of love
- lack of inspiration
- lack of motivation
I’m sure if I didn’t “lack” time, I could think of more.
Here’s the point I want to make. When I felt myself lacking those things? The necessary things. The things that make Susan, Susan. I would begin the task of inventing. Of making myself pull up my big girl panties and do something – rather than sit around and complain about my lack.
I understand there are those who cannot “just do that” and I don’t make light of that at all – I have been there. I have laid in bed with sheets over my face crying “I don’t have it in me anymore.”
But, when we are able, we must try very hard to turn our lack into sufficiency. If we are in a healthy state of mind we have it in us to do that, we just have to do it.
There is always grace.
And, don’t forget, there is always grace.
I don’t think I can end this post without a little help from my brother Paul…
“My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in your lack.” 2 Corinthians 12.9
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