Finding Satisfaction

“Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself.
Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”
Matthew 6:31-34 (ESV)
 
Stop for just a minute and sing this kind of slow and Bob Marley-ish: “Don’t worry, ‘bout a thing. ‘Cause every little thing, gonna be alright.”

We worry about so much. What are we eating tonight? What will I wear today? Quite often the biggest argument that my family wrestles with is “Where do you want to go for dinner?” When I listen to my family fuss over food, I feel we have completely missed the point. Sadly, we’re not alone in these kinds of discussions. So many of will have similar arguments. Which shoes should I wear? How does my outfit look? Should I buy a new car?

All of those questions reveal something…quite often we look to other things to provide for our greatest satisfactions. Our honest belief is revealed: We really don’t trust God to satisfy our lives!
We waste so much energy on things that fail to satisfy running from this to that, moving from relationship to relationship, job to job, hobby to sports to recreation, following fads, going to seminars and therapies and purchasing the latest device. In doing this we say, “Self, stuff or money, not God, satisfies.”

Unhealthy perspectives regarding money aren’t just detrimental to our overall well-being, these attitudes are destructive!

Jesus offers a better way, “seek first the kingdom…”

In doing this, faith is strengthened; relationships are deepened; and life is rich and satisfying. Financial health begins with looking to God first to satisfy my life.