Lately I’ve been pondering the messages that the world gives us regarding happiness. At least in our society. Happiness? Linked to things. Stuff. Accumulation of goods. The phrase, “…if I only had….xyz…then I’d be happy.”
: All you need is lots … more … stuff!
You really, really ought to!
How could I afford not to?
: Happiness waits at the Stuff-Mart!
All you need is lots … more … stuff.
(from Veggie Tale’s Madame Blueberry.)
Indeed I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as RUBBISH, in order that I may gain Christ. Philippians 3:8
Truth? Our Lord is OLD. He’s been here FOREVER. And He’ll be here FOREVER more. All that stuff? gone. But Him? ETERNAL.
For me, it’s a daily struggle to keep the Lord in the forefront. It’s work. A commitment. He’s number one. Start your day with Him, live your day for Him, and end your day with Him. Then all the things will slowly lose their pull, and true happiness, true contentment will begin to regain it’s ground. And that comes from HIM.