Need is a funny word. So short. So used. So abused.
“I need a drink,” says one after a long day at work. “I need it!” wails a child, reaching with its whole body for the toy just out of reach on the store shelf.
I need coffee. I need to eat. I need you. I need ….
Every plaintive cry reveals our poverty—not real poverty, of course, just a perceived lack of something, or someone, without which our life feels less than we’d like.
And it is less. Not for lack of a toy or a drink or a partner, but for want of contentment, of satisfaction.
What I need is is contentment. Without it, I will always need more.
This entry is part of the 31-Day Writing Challenge 2021 from Five Minute Friday.
Thanks for sharing.
Ah yes, contentment. I hope to one day be wise enough to be like Paul and find it in all circumstances!
what we need is satisfaction with our risen Lord and all that he has done for us. A satisfaction that leads us to doing our all for him and his glory and then enjoying him full well. 🙂 Vistiting from FMF22