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Friday, February 12, 2016

Treasures

For the past few months, God has really been speaking to me and pushing me to stop focusing so much on all these worldly "treasures."  We all like nice things.  All my life, I have wanted everything the world has told me I should want...  a nice car, a big pretty house, a closet full of stylish clothes.  And as much as I try to tell myself that I don't think that way, I look at all my belongings and see just how far I have been sucked into it all.  It's sad and even a little sickening.  The materialism just seems to grow and grow and is somewhat overwhelming when I stop and take a step back and just look at it all.  

I can just feel God speaking to me over and over again telling me that I don't need all that.  I can just feel him pushing me to stop getting so caught up in it all and encouraging me to focus my time and energy and resources on Him and on others instead of planning my wardrobe or remodeling my bedroom.  It seems like one thing after another has popped up right in front of me and finally caught my attention.  From some inspiring ladies to some financial circumstances and even to seeing my own kids mimicking the behavior they see in me.  It has just finally made me stop and reevaluate some things. 

I constantly feel like I am in a horrible loop of searching for contentment in my life.. too much if and when and if and when...

"If I just had one more dress, then I would be content with my wardrobe.."
"When I redo my kitchen, then I will content with my home..."
"If my kids had that, then they would be happier.."

It is just so frustrating to constantly live like that and I just feel like I should do something about it.  I'm not quite sure exactly what He is wants me to do but I know God is pushing me to replace this materialism and discontentment with something that glorifies Him...something better than a pretty house or a fancy outfit. 

I'm not going to lie... It's a tough struggle every day but by deliberately focusing more on Him and less on this world, I can overcome it. This world constantly tells us we need more and more and it's very tough not to get lost in it all.  The Bible warns us over and over again of getting caught up in all of these worldly things and to focus on our heavenly treasures.  I want to focus more on those heavenly treasures than these passing things here on his earth.

"Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal;  20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." -Matthew 6:19-21

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