But I wasn't yesterday. Yesterday (and to be honest, for about 3 months), I wasn't.
See, many of you have bought new (or new to you) vehicles in the last 2 months. They all look so nice. Sporty. Clean. Good gas mileage. Did I mention sporty?
Meanwhile, I am driving my mom van. Yes, you know the one. My signature white mom van. The anti-thesis of sporty.
I started down a dark path of envy. I was envious of your vehicles. I started to rationalize reasons why I deserve a newer vehicle. I started to think of all the reasons why I need a newer vehicle.
And then I came across Philippians 4:8:
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble,whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
I started to think of reasons why I love my mom van. I instantly came up with a dozen. Knowing my sinful nature, I knew that I would be prone to revert to thinking of why I deserve a newer vehicle. So, I printed out the praiseworthy reasons why I love my mom van. I clipped in the van in a location where I will see it daily.
- She's paid off.
- I don't worry about spills.
- I don't worry about scratches.
- I can fit all the boys' friends.
- I can fit all the boys' STUFF.
- She is comfortable for traveling.
- She can drive through ANYTHING!
- She's dependable.
- She's good on gas.
- She's safe.
- She has tons of charging stations.
- I can change the seating in 12 positions.
Finally, think about such things.