1 Timothy 6:6-7-But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. (NIV)
What a powerful statement that is so key to our lives and how we live. As we center our desires around Christ, we can have contentment will all that God has given us on this earth. Focusing on Christ alone is critical to our spiritual growth and personal fulfillment. Our desires can’t be about stuff on this earth. We can’t take stuff with us when we leave these world. Trophies, clothes, iPhones, Xbox, jewelry, and popularity can’t get us into heaven. One thousand Instagram follows can’t get me into heaven. Seeking these things feeds our desires which just leaves us hungry and wanting more. Finding God and living to please Him gives us purpose, it brings growth, and leaves us fulfilled. Be content will all you have. There is a 99.9% chance that if you are unhappy, it’s because you are pursuing satisfaction in something other than Christ. Whose desires are you pursuing God’s or your own?