It seems as though around every corner, our minds race with the distractions that are in our path! Retail has zoned in on getting our attention and using advertising that hits right at the heart of our salivary glands! Many things come in various shapes and sizes that we crave to have in our possession. Fast food gets us interested in an appetite when we aren't even hungry. The electronic junky era has us owning the tv that virtually has people walking into the living room of our homes. The list goes on and on of the many distractions that the modern age has introduced to us that makes it difficult to keep our priorities in check! We buy things that we don't need but more importantly we justify buying things we can't afford. Even if we can afford them, we buy more things on the spur of the moment than we ever have! We skimp on our tithe to buy the speed boat that ends up taking us away on the weekends keeping us from worshipping the Lord who allowed us to have the boat! Everything in moderation is our intent and before it is over, moderation gets left behind! We justify that we need to get away because of the pressures we have created to pay for the things we can't afford to use. Messed up thinking leads to messed up relationships! Remember the days when you had less which means humility was something you really appreciated! The more stuff we have, the easier it is to lose sight of what should be our priorities! Colossians 3:2 says, 'Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.' Everything you possess in this physical world has a life expectancy of a few minutes up to a few years and at max your lifetime. We spend most of our income on things that don't make a hill of beans! Everything you possess in Jesus Christ's Spiritual world lasts an eternity! Which one makes more sense for an investment? If you want to talk about return on your investment, I would suggest option number 2!
Your brother in Christ,