Tag Archive First World Problems



This morning I went into my closet. I felt stressed as it was already and was having trouble finding clothes that I felt like wearing. The stress? Caused by my house being cluttered by too many toys, looking for documents needed to close the deal on the home my husband is purchasing for us, and worry because I forgot to take meat out of the freezer for dinner tonight.

Seriously? Pathetic. Talk about first world problems at it’s best. I felt sick as I searched through my closet. Sure, I don’t have a lot. I don’t have the best of the best. But I have clothing. I have a roof over my head. My kids have toys and we are fed every meal. We know Jesus, and we know his love for us…

Do you know how many in this world don’t even know who Jesus is? Who have never felt his love wash over them? Too many.

How many each day go hungry, not having even a cold meal to eat, let alone a hot one?

How many children out there are left cold, just wishing they had a jacket or shoes? The last thing on their mind is toys.

God, forgive me for taking all of your many blessings for granted.

I challenge each and every one of you: DO SOMETHING.

We can all sit here and say “Oh, bless their hearts. It’s Christmas and they’re cold and they don’t even know why we have Christmas.” So what? That does nothing. DO something. Give to missions, become a missionary, make a difference in just one person’s life. Whether where you are or abroad. Put in some effort. Pray? Yes, of course. But something more. ANYTHING more.

The simplest act could change the world.

I’m challenging myself to do more. I’m not going to wait until the New Year, I’m starting now.

Will you accept the challenge and join me?