We are working and striving too hard, chasing after things that don’t matter. We can look around our home and find MANY things we can simply live without. Think about how hard and long we've worked, and what we've sacrificed to get all of it. Our bank statements prove exactly what we consider important. Yes, yes, of course some don’t fall in this category, but many do. If it’s our goal or ambition in life to only have the nicest, finest, biggest things, we may be lacking in upholding our true responsibilities. If we're never satisfied with what we have, maybe we aren’t lacking in provision, but selfishly discontent.
Trust me, I’m not judging. I'm speaking from my own past experiences.
The truth is, we don’t have time to waste on chasing “things” to fill temporary voids. What we need that will fill our desires for more; are relationships.
Our relationship with God must always come first. He wants the best of us, all of us and not the left over’s. He wants us seeking His heart in prayer, reading His word, and our worship. The bible says, “Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.” (Matthew 6:33)
How about our family, friends and loved ones? Is our spouse crying out for our attention? We can look closer for subtle hints they may be leaving or saying. We tend to miss what we don’t want to really see. Think about our kids? Are we missing games, recitals, appointments, or evenings at home? We can't get this time back. They grow fast and no one can replace us as a parent.
Nothing can buy back a moment in time. Nothing is worth lost time with God or people. Not the house, the boat, the new car, the Coach bag, name brand stuff, or things we feel we deserve or need to be happy.
What can we do less of, to create more time for in our relationships?
"No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.” (Matthew 6:24)
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