I live in an apartment complex in which virtually every apartment has a balcony. No one uses the balcony, not even during the summer months, but the building itself looks very attractive from a distance. When I first considered renting an apartment in the building, the idea of having a balcony was a prime consideration, but today, I realize that I probably could have rented a less expensive apartment that did not have a balcony.
As I flip through the pages of my life, there are many things that I once thought were extremely important to have, that today have become meaningless. I no longer need the vegan diet that I craved two years ago, because I am now a meat eater. Nor do I need the BMW that I dreamt about every night for weeks, until it became a reality.
I know that God has a plan, and a purpose for my life. I hope that I can find that plan and that purpose, and in doing so, find fulfillment. I no longer need things to fill the void in my life, because the Holy Spirit has rendered me complete. I need only hold on to the hope of seeing eternal life here on earth, of proving the devil to be the worst liar, and of taking with me into eternity each child of God whose heart desires to see eternity.
Peekskill, New York, USA