Yesterday I wrote that God isn’t always that flashy when working in our lives.
But just because God isn’t flashy doesn’t mean I don’t have to be flashy.
On Tuesday Apple announced the newest members of the iPhone family: the iPhone 5C and the iPhone 5S. I’ve written before about how much I love my iPhone and the ways it allows me to connect with the world around me. Sometimes it can be a distraction but, for the most part, my iPhone is a great piece of technology that has improved my life.
At least my iPhone was a piece of technology that improved my life. Now it’s nothing but a technological dinosaur holding me back from becoming everything I could possibly be.
Now that the iPhone 5S is coming out, my iPhone 4S seems a little outdated. Not only is it smaller than the iPhone 5S but it has a slower processor, a worse camera and it isn’t gold.
How can I be flashy without a gold iPhone?
More importantly, how can I be content without a gold iPhone 5S?
The truth is I can’t.
As long as there’s a need in me to have the newest and best technology, I will never find contentment.
I want the newest iPhone every year.
I want an Xbox One and PS4 on launch day.
I love my iPad but can come up with 10 reasons why I should have an iPad Mini.
We have a really nice HD TV but every time I’m at Costco I can’t help but dream of having an 80” LCD TV hanging on our wall.
Discontentment is a powerful monster and one that will knock us down every time we try to wrestle it. For some of us, especially when it comes to technology, it’s so easy just to give into the monster and feed our need for the newest and the best.
The only reason I don’t feed the discontentment monster is because I don’t have the resources. Even though I think it sucks, it’s a blessing that I don’t have an extra $500 laying around for an Xbox One or $400 for a 64 GB gold iPhone 5S. I would love to have those things but their acquisition would just feed the discontentment in my life.
It may not be hiding under the bed, but the discontentment monster is still very real and very scary.
How do you kill the discontentment monster?