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Scripture Saturday - October 10, 2015



When Pinterest first came out, I thought it was such a neat idea.  It reminded me of cutting out pictures from magazines and saving them in a scrapbook as a "wish book" of sorts.  Things I'd love to have one day, places I'd love to go or how I'd like to decorate.  My favorite magazine was Country Living.  Each month I would pour over the pictures and try, on my limited income, to recreate the country look.  My husband is quite crafty and even made me a big cupboard to house my country trinkets.  To me, Pinterest is  like one big online scrapbook...

When my schedule wasn't so busy, I spent a lot of time on Pinterest pinning away onto boards dedicated to clothes, hairstyles, make-up, decorating, dream houses, dream vacations, recipes, interior decorating, etc...  It was a fun way to spend time - like a mini-vacation.

But I do wonder, if Pinterest could also breed discontent with what we already have been blessed with and could it create a coveting mindset...

As I see the younger set, pinning clothes that are meant for model sized people or hairstyles that are meant for people who are blessed with an incredible head of hair or who have the money for extensions, I worry that in a world of in your face perfection, if this is effecting their body image, their confidence and how they are ultimately determining their worth...

As for dream homes and decorating, there is nothing wrong with dreaming, as long as it doesn't lead into frustration and resentment of a current housing situation...

When we first got married, my husband and I lived in a very ritzy town.  Our cottage by the beach was considered to be in the "poorer section" of town.  To get to our home, we had to pass huge expensive homes.  I remember driving by and thinking, some day I want that kind of house.  But thankfully, I always appreciated my cozy little cottage and it never caused me to be discontent.  I look back  now and realize my dream of owning a two-story home with two bathrooms will not happen, but that's okay, because it's not the physical house memories I hold onto, it is the lives lived inside the home that I cherish.

But again, I see a different mindset in the younger set.  They want it all and they want it now!  I didn't purchase my first grown-up living room set until two years ago after being married for 30 years!  

I feel bad for this younger generation because there is so much internet accessibility at seeing things, things, things, that they want, want, want!  It must be hard not to feel that way...

But our Heavenly Father tells us...


But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
Matthew 6:33

When we diligently seek to find all our satisfaction in God and His Kingdom, the Lord will give {us} the desires of {our} heart.  Psalm 37:4  Because He is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think...  Ephesians 3:20

This may not mean a mansion or a model-sized body, but I promise you it will bring you truer joy than any of those things because it came from the hand of your loving Heavenly Father...

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  1. What a thought-provoking post. Like you, I worry about the young people of the world, and those still to come. They've become so accustomed to having everything now that they may never know the rewards of waiting.

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    1. Hi Dayle! Thank you for your kind words.

      Thank you for sharing your heart about our young people.

      So glad you visited. :-)

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