“Everybody knows money won’t make them happier, but they all want to find that out for themselves . . .”
Check yourself, but be honest: Do you think the more money you get, the happier you’ll become?
The world’s financial system wants us to think so. That’s why Jesus called money deceitful (Mark 4:19). It deceives us into thinking that the more we have, the better our lives will be. It often traps people onto the “hamster wheel” —a never-ending chase for more, where “enough” is never enough.
Just think about this: in Mark 4:19 “the deceitfulness of riches” and “the worries of life” go hand in hand! Together they choke the Word of God out of your life, making you unfruitful. How sad!
I known many wealthy people who are not happy. Their riches didn’t add fulfillment to their lives, but added sorrow, toil and pain. Many of them struggle with depression and suicidal thoughts.
We all look for fulfillment and satisfaction, but money is not the right source. In Isaiah 55:2, God says, “Why do you spend money for what is not bread, and work hard for what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, and delight yourself in abundance.”
When we listen to God—actually take time to hear from Him—He reveals His exciting plans for our lives. In fact, when God Himself blesses us, “His Blessing makes us rich, without adding toils, sorrow or pain” (Proverbs 10:22).
True happiness starts with contentment. Hebrews 13:5 says, “Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, ‘I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you.’”
REMEMBER:If you’re not content with what you have today, you won’t be happy when you get more!
MEDITATE ON YOUR ANSWERS:
- What is my true source of happiness or fulfilment?
- Am I on the hamster wheel?
- Do I need to spend time with Father God—and listen?
Stay tuned for more!
Love & Laughter,