Is there a buyer's remorse for life?
“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?“ And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’. For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." Matthew 6:24-34
For the first week at My City’s new campus at the Ralston Arena, Pastor Eli Nelson took on a hot-button topic that is pivotal to our lives: money.
If we had the choice, I am sure plenty of people would love to have more money, but there are many truths to reveal and lies to unravel about money so that we can chase purpose, instead of chasing paper.
As Pastor Eli mentioned, one of the biggest questions to ask ourselves is, "Is there a buyer’s remorse on life?" There are people who can seem like they have it all together with a lot of money, the best house and the best car, yet still be lacking purpose.
At the end of our lives, will we look back in gratitude for what God has given us, or in regret with chasing what we thought we wanted?
Here are few golden nuggets to take away from Pastor Eli’s sermon:
Depending on our perspective about money, human beings can fall into “the rat race” – the constant cycle of pursuing something and never obtaining it – for example: if we work to afford what we have, then work more to obtain and afford the more expensive wants, we are never satisfied.
Time is the only priceless thing. Use your time wisely. When working, work isn’t just making you money, it is costing you time.
We are all pursuing purpose, we just pursue it differently.
Debt will cause us to become a slave to money.
God doesn’t have a problem with paper, He just wants priority.
Money will get you what you want, but it won’t get you what you ultimately desire.
Gratitude gives permission.
Purpose doesn’t come from the accumulation of wealth, but the distribution of blessing.
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