“Don’t love money; be satisfied with what you have. For God has said, “I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.” So we can say with confidence, “The LORD is my helper, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me?””
Hebrews 13:5-6 NLT
How can we learn to be satisfied with what we have? Strive to live with less rather than desiring more; give away out of your abundance rather than accumulating more; relish what you have rather than resent what you’re missing. We become satisfied when we realise God’s sufficiency for our needs. Christians who become materialistic are saying by their actions that God can’t take care of them—or at least that he won’t take care of them the way they want. Insecurity can lead to the love of money whether we are rich or poor. The only antidote is to trust God to meet all our needs. See God’s love expressed in what he has provided, and remember that money and possessions will all pass away. (See Philippians 4:11 for more on contentment, and 1 John 2:17 for the futility of earthly desires.) (Tyndall Study Bible)
Peace comes with being satisfied and content with your situation. The question is how do you find peace and satisfaction. I have always wondered what is enough?
I am going to say this, and many of us won’t like to hear it. It’s not actually about you. There is far more to life than just you and me. I will get to the point in a moment.
So yes I am sure we have all felt like throwing the towel and giving up at some time in our lives. I am going to paint a picture you have been without work for years, praying every day, with no result. Listen to what the commentator has to say; “The only antidote is to trust God to meet all our needs.” Well, I think that can be pretty rich coming from him. Has he faced what I am experiencing? No work for years. We can’t rush God it will happen in his time.
Well coming from money and still being very blessed, it is very hard to find that fine line of enough money or not? My saving grace has been to do things to God’s Glory, not my own.
We forget what our mandate as Christian is in this world. It not just saying and being a Christian. Our mandate is to win souls. Spread to the good news of Jesus. Yes, we will need money to further that cause. Our love, however, must not be for money but the cause of Jesus. I firmly believe if you further that cause you will be truly blessed.
If you have not received breakthrough in some area of your life, please remember it’s in God’s time, not yours and mine. Favour will come, just as the sun rises every day. In the meantime just like the Champion person and athlete, we have to persevere in our training and preparation for the day of blessing and success. Obedience to your training and principles of the Bible will bring just reward in the long run. Nothing worthwhile in this world happens overnight. It takes hours of diligence and obedience.
So trust God for his favour, His grace, will be showered upon you, in the meantime be obedient and fulfil our mandate as Christians, win the lost. If you do this, your reward will be from heaven, not only money. Because money can cloud your judgement. That reward from heaven brings that peace. You almost don’t need money. With that reward from heaven, you will be humbled, and a better person.
It’s not only about money.
“I Pray, trust in the Lord my God with all my heart. I Pray for faith and favour. In Jesus name. Amen”