Yesterday was a pretty hard day in the Gable house. Jenna and I are both creative, but she is realistically creative and detail oriented, where I am obscurely creative and not always able to express how I plan to make something work. We decided that rather than buying a desk we would just build one, no problem, right? [I am literally LOLing]. Anyway, we purchased the materials necessary and after a few hours of not seeing eye to eye we decided to just get over it and hangout on the couch and watch a movie. I don’t remember the last time that we watched a movie with neither one of us looking at our phones, but somehow we both choose to be in that moment and rest a little.
The movie we sat down to watch was The Joneses, which is a very interesting movie and one I suggest everyone watch. As most things, I watched this movie through the lens of “what can I learn and how does this apply?” The movie depicts this incredibly real insight into the hearts of humanity from multiple angles; it is almost uncomfortably accurate.
One of the things about Jenna that I am most thankful for is her frugalness [I know that’s not a real word], and her lack of care for what other people have… I am not as content in what I have as she is, and the Lord has used her as a mighty tool in my life to disconnect my concern from what I have and what people think of me. Working in “corporate America” I see hundreds of people everyday who breath deep the recycled air do anything necessary to acquire enough dollars to buy what someone else has already purchased.
Please take a couple of hours and watch this movie, but watch it with a lens of introspection and self-analysis and ask yourself these few questions:
- Am I trying to be the man/woman I actually want to be?
- How much do I care what other people think of how I dress/what I have?
- Why do I care?
- What must I offer up to Christ so that I may be free from the rat race?
I write this because I know freedom is possible and I believe the promised satisfaction from the acquisition of stuff is a lie from hell!