It’s not easy to avoid being a “material girl” when you’re living in a “material world”. Or a “material boy” for that matter. It is so easy to fall into the trap of thinking that “just a little bit more” would make us happy. They say that the difference between a man with six kids and a man with six million dollars is that the man with the money wants more. And more. And more.
Even in the church, you can see the root of greed continually attempting to get its foot in the door. A pastor might tell himself he’s trying to advance God’s kingdom, but all the people hear is the church asking for more, more, more.
Now don’t misunderstand me here. Money in and of itself is neither good nor evil. It’s the love of money that causes us so much heartache. The rich, young ruler was told to sell all he had and give it to the poor, not because he had money, but because he loved money more than God (Lk. 18:22).
Contentment in life starts with finding joy in where you are, not where you think you should be. Take the focus off of “me” and put it on those around you. Find joy in walking with God.