In a world where people are ruled by their needs and desires, the choice of money over God has become prevalent. Today, people seek God, not for Who He is, but for what they can get from Him. Others seek money by selling their souls to the devil. I believe God wants us to be rich in wealth, health, and every good thing in life. But it’s not His will that we choose these things over Him.
And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth. (Luke 12:15 KJV)
Your prosperity is not a function of how much you possess. Your prosperity is a function of how much of your life Jesus Christ dominates. Our lives are not defined by how much we have, but by how much purpose we understand and execute.
God placed you and me on earth for a reason. But He will not force us to accept that reason or purpose. It’s our choice that will determine where we end up. We don’t exist on earth to make/earn a living. Rather we exist on earth to serve God and His kingdom.
For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things. But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you. (Luke 12:30-31 KJV)
For you to live a life pleasing to God, you must choose God over money. It’s a choice you must make. To most people, this will be very difficult. But it’s not. Choosing God over money is the most rewarding thing that any man can do. It’s the best favor you can do for yourself. It is the avenue to have all things (i.e power, money, etc.) added to you.
It’s time to let our lives be motivated by God and His kingdom. Our response to any offer should not be about how much we will make in terms of money, but how much glory it will bring to God. We must be ready ambassadors; willing instruments of service in the hands of God.
In the meanwhile his disciples prayed him, saying, Master, eat. But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not of. Therefore said the disciples one to another, Hath any man brought him ought to eat? Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me and to finish his work. (John 4:31-34 KJV)
Our purpose on earth is more important than material possessions. But God has promised to provide them for us as we focus on doing His will. May every one of us find our place in God’s plan and live a life pleasing unto Him in Jesus’ name, Amen.