Yet again, today, I was greeted by a friend request from some bored troll---looking for a vulnerable target.  Almost every woman I have ever spoken with about this has had these advances.  Advances not for our good---but to lure us into emotional blackmail with the supposedly lonely hearts the easy targets.  They have used every trick in the book to lure me into some scheme with questionable goals.  NOW why do I not immediately reject the request?  I am idly curious what their ploy will be--how they will try to lure me into their web and looking for a legit connection.   Those who are really slick have taken the time to study the information on me that is available so that they might portray themselves in a manner I would find appealing.  Today's request--was as usual nice looking, but also very buff and posing in pool.   WELL NOW--if this was important to me--perhaps I would be flattered.  Those who have studied me paint themselves as faith filled- hard working- and with great hearts of compassion for others.  BUT--who would spend time scrolling the WWW looking for targets---NOT the person I described as appealing--they are FAR too busy to be looking around for an easy target.  AND, ladies, we all know-- guys such as I described are snatched up quickly.

As I thought this over, I began to realize---I am not looking and have found great contentment in being in my own company.  I cherish my friends, but do not need a significant other to feel complete.  It did not happen overnight for I have spent most of my life loving and taking care of others.  Why?  Perhaps filling some childhood void, perhaps I was created this way, or perhaps it gives me great pleasure.  Why do we do the things we do?  Often we are seeking approval and love and other times it gives us great pleasure.  Serving is a reward unto itself--no applause needed.  It is a solace for any aching heart.  When we go beyond ourselves--we find great contentment and learn there is a big world out there just past the tip of our nose.  We learn it is not all about me--far from it.

We are complex creations--and far more than meets the eye.  The beauty of mankind is pleasant to my eye-but the service to mankind is pleasing to my very soul.  We were created to be in relationships, but as with all things earthly--they are temporary.  SO do not be lured by the things of this word, but instead have your eye upon that which is eternal.  There and only there will you find great contentment and joy.

"Delight yourself in the Lord,

and He will give you the desires of your heart."

Psalm 37:4


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