Money, Property, & Prestige
I guess the thing is, where do I get my standards? What do I measure my life by?
I can get caught up in the consumer culture and worry about being able to spend enough money. I can get caught up in worrying about tomorrow, or next month, or even a year from now, but will I even be here? Why make plans like that?
Now listen, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money." Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, "If it is the Lord's will, we will live and do this or that." James 4:13-15 NIV
Does He have something to say about everything?!
Money, property, & prestige don't do it for me. Haven't for a while. Well, even for longer than that, but it just took me a time to figure that out. I thought having more or whichever would make it better; I just didn't have enough. Now I know, I just had the wrong stuff.
Living in God's will, even painfully, is so much more fulfilling. So, I will again leave things in His hands and deal with what comes, not with what I think is coming. Not easy, but necessary.