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“For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?”
Mark 8:36 TLV
Do the things we desire and dream about actually align with God’s plans for us? Are the things that bring you joy today also the things that could sustain you for a lifetime?
If you didn’t receive another tangible blessing, would it be enough?
Are you content with the life you have, or do you want more because you’re never satisfied?
Are you content with the life you have, or are you just settling because you don’t think that God has greater in store for you?
Many of us walk around attempting to acquire and aggressively collect as much “stuff” as we can in fear that our time is more limited than we think, so we can’t afford to wait on God to take care of what we believe we need. Oftentimes we miss out on the greatest of blessings and experiences because we are too focused on lack and how to turn that lack into gross abundance.
Yes, in our current physical state, we have a limit of time before this flesh we wear as a tent/shell expires. But there’s no limit to what God can do. God has been trying so many different ways to make us see and embrace His Truth and Reality. He provides examples and speaks to us through different people.
He’s trying to remind us of who we are, what we are, and to Whom we belong. He’s trying to remind us to stop thinking through the lens of our will and begin desiring the movements and manifestations of His Will. He’s also trying to remind us that as long as we do things for our glory, the thrill, and celebration are always short-lived. But when we do things for His glory, we have a lifetime of joy.
God wants us to take in the richness of relationships and experiences, not just the stuff He helped us to create.
Think about the consumer mindset many of us struggle with. Now ask yourself these questions:
- With this mindset, what are you willing to sacrifice to gain that abundance?
- What and who are you willing to neglect or use to make sure that every free moment you have is locked on reaching that ultimate goal of excess?
- What are you willing to sacrifice to get what you want?
- At what cost?
- If you get what you desire, will it truly be enough, or will you still want more… more… more?
We keep supersizing things, and we’re still not happy; we’ve become hoarders of things, and we still feel a void. That’s because we’re still seeking joy in all of the wrong places. We’re operating out of a state of lack because God isn’t the Chairman and CEO of these plans you’re executing.
We’re still not satisfied with God being more than enough, so we begin to worship things like money, cars, jewelry, and stuff we wouldn’t have, whether heaven is on Earth or in another dimension.
Consider your actions versus your prayers for God’s reassurance of the action already taken. Are you a sell-out to the world, or are you sold on God’s promise?
Father, I am appreciative and grateful for all that I have, and thank You for blessing me with every idea, thought, skill and item. I thank You for each person that has been made a part of my life. It has been rewarding sharing and learning with them.
Let me always think of the impact of my decisions before I make them. Let me always weigh how what I might say or do could affect others. Let me always pray to You first for guidance and protection, and trust in You to guide me throughout circumstances.
I only want what You say that I am worthy of, and I desire no more than what You believe I should have. If this very moment I took my last breath, I declare that You have given me more than enough. I praise You and Thank You.
I love You!
And with that family, I pray that you are blessed, that you see and embrace your blessings, and that you are a blessing to others.
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Amen, thank you Natasha.