Good morning everyone,
It seems more and more we get caught up in the rat race of life in how we measure our worth! Why is it that we let the world dictate how we think instead of letting the Word of God be our guide? In Proverbs 3:1, we are instructed to trust in the Lord with our whole heart. "My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments." 3:13-14 says, "Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding, for the gain for her is better than gain from silver and her profit better than gold." He doesn't say that the man or woman with the most toys gets a free trip to heaven. In fact the more toys you have, the more distractions you have. Have you ever been in a situation where you were in way over your head? And then someone gave you Godly advice and the weight was immediately removed! We try so many different ways before we try God's way and every time we do that, we are going to be frustrated. But when we try it God's way, the result may not turn out the way we thought it would, but it is the way that turns out best. If someone wants to give you advice, test it with scripture so that you are not trying another lost cause. The result will be as it says in Proverbs 3:21, "My son, do not lose sight of these--keep sound wisdom and discretion, and they will be life for your soul and adornment for your neck." One of my favorite songs by Toby Mac says I don't want to gain the whole world and lose my soul! Are we after wealth that will last forever or we after wealth that will dissipate? Ask God for wisdom by seeking His face and getting to know the One who cares about what you are building for your future!
Your brother in Christ,