Comfort

Posted: March 30, 2017 by Patrice Miles in Egbe Nigeria, Miles In Missions, Nigeria, Patrice Miles, SIM

comfortblogsmallComfort, what is that? The dictionary says, “a state of physical ease and freedom from pain or constraint”. I think comfort is different for every person. For some it might be a comfortable bed at night, for others it might be a favorite food or maybe a pair of comfy house shoes on a cold morning. It is so easy to find comfort in things. But what happens when they are taken away or you loose them? I crave them! I wish I had never had a Temperpedic bed. I wish I had never tasted hot Krispie Kreme doughnuts. I wish I had never owned a pair of plush soft house shoes. If I had never experienced these things then I would never have known the comfort they brought me and then I wouldn’t crave them.

My life in Nigeria is so hard some days because of the comforts I experienced years ago in America. I ask myself, “Does God want us to be comfortable?” If everyday I have everything that makes me comfortable, then what would I need Jesus for? Do you think there are people out there that live a life with every worldly comfort their heart desires? Do you think they are satisfied or do you think they still crave something more and better? I am under the conclusion that no matter how much comfort we have we are never satisfied. Why? Because we were not made for this world so no worldly thing is ever going to satisfy us.

doughnutTemporarily we are satisfied but eventually the Temperpedic bed isn’t good enough and I need the latest version. The Krispie Kreme doughnuts are getting smaller and they weren’t hot last time. Oh and those plush house shoes are so worn out now and I can’t seem to find a pair like them again. So have you come to the realization that you are never going to be satisfied with any worldly thing? If so, how has this affected your life? What are you doing to find satisfaction in this temporary home called Earth? I would love to hear from you!

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Comments
  1. jospersonnel says:

    Wow—profound thoughts, Patrice! You’ve hit the nail on the head and I think you will stimulate some good thought from your readers. I love this.

    Thanks,
    Heidi

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