I used to be a very materialistic girl. I was not wise in how I spent money or my time. I was very selfish and not a good help meet in this area.
While I have been able to turn around the time issue, and begin to be the help meet I was created to be……the money issue will take years to fix.
In Mark 8:34-37, Jesus speaks to His disciples about giving up life, denying yourself, and thereby saving your life.
“And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it.For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”
As I have come to grow in Christ, I desire to give all I am, all I have to Him, and to the furtherance of His gift of salvation! Yet, due to past choices, I am unable to do all I’d like.
What did all the things get me? When I think of it, my heart is saddened. How many lives could I have helped touch with Christ?
It is sometimes a daily struggle for me to die to my selfish materialistic desires. The growth that I see in me through God’s mercy and graces makes it worth it all.
My life is nothing without Christ and through each denial, each giving up myself moment; I am becoming more like my Savior.