January 24, 2002
For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the
whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange
for his soul?
We have a tendency to believe that what we do for a living is what we are. There is so much emphasis these days on being prosperous and gaining notoriety and position that sometimes we forget who we truly are and our purpose. We are dictated by the latest trends, and if we are not meeting the expectations of the masses we can find ourselves feeling as though we are failures. Fact is there is more to life than climbing the corporate ladder. Daily there are children that are left to raise themselves because over zealous workaholic parents are so busy gaining recognition and prosperity that they have neglected their true treasures. There are those who will cheat and lie as they fight their way to the top. God gives each of us abilities and talents and a purpose in this life. Our priority needs to be finding that purpose not simply the best paying job. Money is most certainly something we all need and most of us could honestly say we desire, but when we desire prosperity more than God it certainly places him second in our hearts. Our first love is God, and whatever He chooses to bless our lives with or without we need to be content. He promises to provide for our needs.1Timothy 6:8 We can have all the world's riches but without God it is nothing.
You have promised to provide all that I need, and I trust in your word. Teach me to seek your heart above all else. I am seeking your face for my purpose in this life. I surrender all of my hearts desires to you and commit myself to following your will and purpose for my life.
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