Matthew 6:19(NKJV) “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.
The paradigm of success can be elusive, where do you stand?
For many in our society, the paradigm for success in what they receive in their monthly paycheck, and the trophies of success are the grown-up “toys” their earnings can purchase for them.
This is “Who I am and What I make” myth, which tempts people to base their self-worth on the money and material goods they can accumulate.
Are you like this or maybe you ascribe to this school of thought?
Be mindful of what you allow yourself to be trapped in today.
The person trapped in this delusion of our society’s mythology thinks: “If I could just work a little harder and longer this year, I will be able to upgrade my leased car to a newer and nicer model, and then I will be a success. Trust me, sisters and brothers, this is real talk today.
The reality of misguided greed is pervasive in our World.
This paradigm for success myth explodes in the light of reports from psychologists and counselors that the wealthiest in our society are often also the angriest.
Studies show that misguided greed leads to social hostility in our society. When we don’t have enough, we get angry because we can’t buy all the things we want.
And when we have more than we need, we then become angry because the things we thought we needed don’t bring us the fulfillment we seek.
I know I have to be mindful of this type of thinking, it has happened to me!
Point to ponder
Today’s scripture teaches that a life preoccupied with collecting material possessions is the life of a fool.
We need to get better acquainted with Jesus. Jesus is the One who came to give real life and joy to the fullest.
I unapologetically share today’s message and send it in the name of the Lord for you and your family!
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