In all of “Life’s Lessons”, God chooses different times to teach me, but this is one that God has taught me since a child. The 10th “Life’s Lesson” is Living With what God has Given Me.
Even though I may be a missionary and a preacher, I still must remember what the words of Christa are: “And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.” (Lu 12:15). I can not place my eyes upon what my hands can grasp. I must be careful to not covet big things that are not meant for me.
For me this truth goes back to my childhood. I did not grow up in a big house and have money to spare. I thank God for the way He allowed me to be raised and do not regret it at all. But I must be honest about this truth. When I became a missionary, I began to administer money that I had not administered before. I began to see that while we were on deputation that we could have went to better restaurants or bought nicer items for our house, etc. But the Lord reminded me that none of this was “real” riches. Life does not consist of these riches one posses. The money was not to look at or covet after, rather a tool to use for the Lord and the Lord’s work. Read More