As people it’s natural to want more things, more money, better cars, better computers, bigger houses. When I say it is natural it does not mean that it’s ok, because we are supposed to be IN the world but not OF the world. That is, we are not to abide by our fleshly or worldly desires. We need to begin to realise why do we want more things or better things. What is our motive behind it? Is it greed? Is it love of money or possessions? And realise that when we do it out of our love for money and possessions, we begin to put God second in our lives.
Not only do we put God second in our lives, but because we are relying more on material things, our lives will never be complete. Only God can fill the need in our lives. There was a saying I got from an email: “The happiest people don’t necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the best of everything they have.”
An example would be getting a Ferrari – why get a really fast car when you’re not going to end up using its full potential. Make the most of what you have, in the end we will have all our desires in heaven when it will last forever. What you have now is only temporary.
“in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:18
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