Don’t you ever get a word from someone that things are going to get better? Or that the harvest is near? We always hear from others how things will get better as long as we trust God and spend time with Him, but what does He promise in the Word?
But seek first God’s Kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things will be given to you as well. – Matthew 6:33.
Now in this verse it may seem that everything we need and want will be ours but it is in fact not true. He only promises food for our bellies and clothing on our bodies.
In the passage God is telling us not to worry for food and clothing for that will be given to us. But that is it. No other mention of anything else.
Don’t let your trust in God be that you will be blessed, because that will become your idol.
I have been a victim of this too. Trusting for something rather than being content with what I have. It is just crazy how focused we can become on something that hasn’t happened yet and will not give us fruit. If it has been promised then so be it, Your life does not need to revolve around it.
It’s a gift to be happy when you have nothing.
What we forget to realise is that we have everything regardless of what is in our homes and bank accounts. The culture we live in today says we must strive for more, always searching to receive and never actually give. It isn’t wrong to want more but one must be careful of what they want because it can rule over them rather than be a goal to look forward to.
If we are humble with the little we have then surely the same will be with the overflow of things we will possess. However, when we become greedy with the little you can surely bet we will be greedy with the abundance of things.
Sometimes we need to be humbled before we can receive what is truly installed for us.
It is always important to be happy with what you have, but also in pursuit for more. If you have a filled stomach and warm clothing tonight then you are richer than 821 million people in our world.
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You just cannot be a victim. God wants you to be a creator and boss of your life.
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I really like what you wrote. I am not a religious person, but truth is truth between belief or unbelief. Here is a really cool quote I enjoy about faith, wherever it may be.
“Atheism in the informal sense is a profoundly religious attitude. An attitude in life of total trust of letting go. When we form images of god they are all really exhibitions of our lack of faith—something to hold on to, something to grasp. When we don’t grasp we have the attitude of faith. If you let go of all the idols of faith you will of course discover that what this unknown is precisely, the foundation of the universe, which is precisely you. It is not the you you think you are (it is not your opinion of yourself) it is not your idea or image of yourself, it is not the chronic sense of muscular strain which we usually call “I” You can’t grasp it, of course not, why would you need to? Suppose you could, what would you do with it? You could never get at it!”. And so there is the profound central mystery of the attitude of faith—to stop chasing it, to stop grabbing it. Because if that happens the most amazing things follow. All these ideas of the spiritual, the godly as this attitude of “must”—”And we have laid down the laws which we are all bound to follow”. This is not the only way of being religious and relating to the inefable mystery that underlies ourselves in the world—you. “If we cling to belief in God, we cannot likewise have faith, since faith is not clinging but letting go”—Alan Watts
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