My friends, satan as we know is very crafty and is always looking for ways to trip us as we take a stand to serve the Lord. One of the tools he uses is the spirit of not enough. We are always craving and seeking for more and more and when we finally get what we think we want, we are never satisfied.
When we fall into this trap, it is time to reevaluate our Christian walk and carefully examine the emotional drive behind this spirit that often lead to frustration, debt, jealousy, coveting and other deadly snares.
The word of God reminds us in Psalm 37:16 “Better the little that the righteous have than the wealth of many wicked”.
Contentment in whatever situation, circumstance and event we find ourselves requires us to:
- Seek after God – We are not meant to find happiness in things but in Christ Jesus. When we thirst for anything other than God, we will be left empty and alone. However, if we seek first the kingdom of God, we are promised that all these things will be given to us (Matthew 6:33).
- Refuse satan’s lie – don’t be defined by stuff – We cannot purchase self-esteem. Focus on strengthening the inside first with the truth of God’s word that He loves you regardless of what others may think, say, or do. Resolve to listen to the voice of the good Shephard – Jesus not Satan’s voice.
Christ follower, remember, you brought nothing into the world, and you can take nothing out of it. If you are currently not a Christ follower, today is the day of salvation – come.
All glory to God!
About The Author:
Agnes is a leader with proven business acumen in a variety of industries. She holds an executive MBA from the University of Hull, United Kingdom, and is also a Certified Meeting Planner (CMP). She is the author of Transforming Business with Godly Governance: Nine Characteristics for Workplace Success; God Cares for Me in Every Season: Godly Insights for Singleness, Marriage and Divorce; The Provisions of God: Insights from a Cat Named Mascot, and Weekly Insights for the Workplace: A Devotional for Christian Professionals
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