Most of you have seen this type of commercial. The AT&T representative interviews kids and asks them simple, funny questions. What’s even funnier? Their answers!
This one struck me in particular. The AT&T guy goes on to say, “Who thinks more is better than less?” Surprise surprise, every single kid raises their hand!
The cute little girl goes on to ramble about “more” being WAY better than less, and how sometimes your parents say you can’t have more!
Although this commercial is meant to be humorous, it is also meant to resonate with the mass majority that MORE is what we really need. We need MORE money, MORE cars, MORE possessions. It’s a never-ending spiral that can consume a person’s entire life.
So what should we as believers take away from this?
We can’t give in to the spiral. Most of the Christian life is counter-cultural, and this area is no exception.
The Lord teaches us a much different concept…contentment.
“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 every forsake you.’ ”
“Keep deception and lies far from me, Give me neither poverty nor riches, feed me with the food that is my portion.”
Today, think about the things in your life that cause you discontentment. Are you not happy with your savings? With your house? With your clothes?
Choose today to think about what God HAS given you, and what He HAS blessed you with.
What areas do you struggle with? How have you overcome them? Leave us a comment below!