What More Do We Need?
As I am getting older, I realize how little I really need. I grew up in a rundown house with an outhouse in the back. One space heater in the living room. I slept on the couch in the living room the first sixteen years of my life. That was the only thing I knew. My dream was one day to live in my own house, but it never happened. But now I am ok with it. I own a mobile home which is paid for and I am okay with that. I have an ‘02 car, it’s not much but it’s paid for. As I am getting older, I ask myself do I really need all this stuff? I have boxes in my closet that I don’t even know what’s in them. So, I have started getting rid of it. I don’t need all these things anymore. What I need now is to get closer to God. For me I feel sometimes I put more value on things instead of what is more important and that is God. Of course we need the necessities of life. But when we put things before God, then we become the losers. I always worried about what I didn’t have, that I didn’t see what I had. I used to get upset because I didn’t have a nice home or a new car. But what I have now is better than silver or gold. I have Christ in my life. I have a beautiful home waiting for me, all bought and paid for. I have a church family that cares about me. So I have a roof over my head, food on the table, enough money to pay my bills. So what else do I need? As I have always heard, You can’t take it with you, so why would I want all that? It’s time we put more emphasis on God and others and less on things!!!