Friday, October 2, 2020

Having It All

 People today want it all. This includes kids, teens as well as adults. It seems the more we have the more we want. People want to have their cake and eat it too, as the old adage goes. 

Let's face it, most of us want nice things. Sometimes we want things that we really can't afford and are beyond out ability to pay. Sometimes we want things we don't really need but just want. I heard somebody say one time when asked why they purchased a particular item, "I bought it because I don't have one".

At one time I had 7 or 8 bass guitars. I enjoyed the variety. They were all different and some were uniquely different. Now I have 3. The acoustic bass I have hasn't been played for months. So, perhaps, its time for it to go. 

We have different sound systems for different purposes. One small system we leave set up for our live stream events we do from our living room. One system is a bigger system we only use in larger venues or outside. The one we use most is a small wireless system. This has become my favorite one. We have yet another portable system sitting on a shelf. I gave another small system with mics to another ministry. 

We had done a good job of downsizing in preparation for the move to where we live now. We moved from a larger apartment to a smaller apartment. Yet now we have more. Go figure. 

I think many of us are this way. We want bigger, better and newer things. We want the latest technology we can get our hands on. We want the best tools we can afford to get the job done. We just want it all. 

Let me say right here that there is nothing wrong, in and of itself, with having nice things. The problem is when the things -  the possessions have us. When we become obsessed with things we no longer have them - they have us!

Mark 8:36 poses an interesting question. Jesus asked, "What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his soul?" It doesn't matter the things we have. It's all about priorities. What is most important to you - things or your relationship with Jesus?

Let's work at keeping the Main Thing the main thing! In the end it will be worth it. 

Until next time...enjoy the journey!


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