Day 16 Genesis 1:29
Talking about food God is showing them how he had prepared a way for their survival and thriving. That everything they need was there. just as it is today if only we reach for it.
Needs versus wants.
I think maybe in the hyper commercialization we have blurred the lines between needs and wants. Many times I feel like we focus on what we WANT and what we NEED is taken for granted. Social media I think has intensified this. “Keeping up with the Jones’” so to say. The influencers, the celebrities, the mommy bloggers who seemingly have it all together… when in reality what they’re doing is dangling this “want” in front of us distracting us from our own situation. some of us might be struggling with keeping the lights on yet sit here focusing on Christmas coming up.
This year I told my kids they might not be getting any gifts for Christmas.
You know what they told me? That’s ok mom that’s not what Christmas is about anyways, it’s about celebrating Jesus and being with family!
Like woah! here I am feeling some kinda guilt and my kids are here bringing me back to reality.
We may not be financially struggling BUT spiritually maybe we have drifted a little off the mark. Stepping back and refocusing on our NEEDS and putting the wants on the back burner we will see that our wants change. Our wants become for the spiritual less than material. joy, peace, patience, love, self control… rather than the nike, the Cadillac, the bazillion toys all over the floor that you will only have to clean up?
So today I challenge you to look around and see if your wants are temporary and fleeting only resulting in financial burden and more stress, or if they’re lasting and beneficial.