Richly Enjoying Life
1 Timothy 6:17
Instruct those who are rich in the present age not to be arrogant or to set their hope on the uncertainty of wealth, but on God, who richly provides us with all things to enjoy.
There is nothing wrong with having wealth. In fact, this verse indicates that God is the giver of wealth. He wants us to enjoy the things of this earth. He just doesn’t want us putting our hope in wealth or in things. We are to put our hope in Him.
Neither does God want us seeking wealth. We are to seek Him and His kingdom first, and all of these things will be added unto us, according to Matthew 6:33. The gift without the Giver will soon fade, leaving us hungry for more of the gift. If, however, we have a close relationship with the Giver, any gifts we receive are a mere by-product of the richness of His presence in our lives. He first fills our longing with Himself, then His gifts follow. Our dependence must be on Him and not the gifts, or we will remain empty.
What has God shown you in your private time with Him? How has He gifted you? The answers to these questions hold the key to success in life. By seeking God’s kingdom first and developing a relationship with Him, we learn how He created us and what He can use in us to create wealth. How can we effectively work the gift He has placed in us? We find this answer one day at a time as we seek Him. Then, He adds all the other things to our lives for us to enjoy. He is not withholding any good thing from us. We simply have to find it in Him along the path He has planned for us.
Seek God and the richness of His kingdom today. Determine to work the gift He has placed in you, and use it for His glory. Become satisfied with His presence in your life, placing all hope in Him for whatever your future may hold. You will find yourself richly enjoying all things.
Have a blessed day!