Happiness is. . . .
Don’t collect for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal. But collect for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves don’t break in and steal. — Matthew 6:19-20 HCSB
As I was scrolling through my newsfeed the other day, an interesting advertisement popped up. The headline of the advertisement read: “Happiness is. . . the iPhone 7."
I have to admit, I get as giddy as a child on Christmas morning every September when Apple rolls out its new and exciting product line. Last year’s treasure always turns into this year’s trash.
When I encountered this ad, it struck me, how much do I really base my happiness on material things? I began to ask myself, when did I go from grateful to greedy? Praise God for the Holy Spirit and his gentleness in the process of justification.
Technology is a hobby of mine, and that is not the problem. The problem is when my hobby becomes idolatry, and when thankfulness turns to discontent. When our identity is placed in material goods and not our position in Christ, we become misguided and blinded to the true things that matter. Oh that we would pray that our eyes would not be turned from the cross by the distractions the world tells us we need.
If you struggle with materialism as I do sisters, or any distraction for that matter ask God to be gently reminded of His eternal goodness. Ask Him to turn your eyes on helping those who are less fortunate, and keeping focus on the ultimate prize, sharing proclaiming and seeking the Kingdom of God.
Father I am so thankful to be your daughter. Forgive me when I lose sight of what is really important and help me to keep my eyes on You, Your Purposes and Your Kingdom. I Love You Father. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Do you struggle with materialism?
Pray to God to bring someone in your path you can help this week.
Chelsi is a Jesus loving, tattooed soccer mom, who’s passionate pursuit is making sure people know their worth in Christ alone. Effected by loss through suicide at a young age, through music, public speaking and writing, Chelsi hopes to bring people closer to Christ and offer the message of a supernatural peace and hope in Christ and Christ alone. Her hobbies are Pinterest fails, dad jokes, and embarrassing her 10-year-old daughter with her solid dance moves.