If I Was a Rich Girl…

About 5 years ago a friend made comment….

We were walking through a shopping mall on Spring Break… And for some reason we were singing “If I Were a Rich Girl”… (Clearly it had been a long 9 hour car ride)…

After lots of laughter… She looked at me and said, “you really are gonna be a rich girl Amanda. One day I think you’re gonna have it all”…

I laughed and said “whatever”… To me it was silly at the time… I mean I was 21, in Bible College… And I had no idea what I was doing with my life….

Over the past 5 years my life has gone through so many transitions…. A lot has gone into making me the woman I am still becoming…

But… Recently my sister said, “you’re the richest  person I know”….

And then I was reminded of what my friend told me…

Now I don’t make millions of dollars… And I don’t live in an expensive home… Or even drive an expensive car…

I have nice thing… I like expensive things… But that’s not what makes my life rich…

What makes my life rich… What makes me rich… Well it’s the amount of truth… The amount of knowledge and wisdom I’ve spent so many years working for…

And… Honestly… The truth… The knowledge… The wisdom…. Well it’s way more worth having than any dollar in the bank…

Because with it I am able to live a fully satisfying life…. Filled with joy, peace and genuine love for myself and others…

And I’ve learned that these things… The things I have in my spiritual bank account… Well they’re far more rewarding… Because they make my life good… They’ve caused it to become a prosperous place…

And I also realize that… Within this truth about myself… Well I have to share my riches… Because if I can’t give away what I’ve learned… If I see someone poor in spirit and health and can’t give them truth… Well then what’s the purpose of having any of my riches at all?…

And so… As I move with life… Moment by moment… Well I hope to continue to learn how to give these things in a greater way than I currently know…

Because to me… Well it’s part of just living…

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