Words worth pondering

“If I crave happiness, I will receive misery. If I crave to be loved, I will receive rejection. If I crave significance, I will receive futility. If I crave control, I will receive chaos. If I crave reputation, I will receive humiliation. But if I long for God and His wisdom, I will receive God and His wisdom. Along the way, sooner or later, I will also receive happiness, love, meaning, order, and glory.”

(as quoted in Contentment by Lydia Brownback)

Author: Lisa Spence

Wife, mother, Bible teacher, bibliophile, occasional blogger

12 thoughts on “Words worth pondering”

  1. This book is on my list to read. Soon. Thank you for sharing the beautiful, and incredibly true, quote. I will be pondering it for days.

  2. Such a great and thought provoking quote. I love that book…I read it this past summer and it is very well lined with notes in the margin!Enjoy!Helen

  3. Why do you keep posting about books I want to read and can’t buy?! Not very friendly of you, friend!(I’M TOTALLY JOKING! You know I love you!)

  4. Love her books and love her devotional books. Reading through them for the second time.Thank you for sharing one of her many statements worth remembering as we journey together in Christ!Soli Deo GloriaKK

  5. Lisa, I’ve got to read this book.I’ve started a Thursday theme called “. . . therefore I quote” where I post a quote on something I’ve read recently. Sometimes I comment about how the quote impacted my life, sometimes I just quote and leave it at that.You’re officially invited to post a link to this in the comment for my “therefore” post.

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