What Are You Trading Your Life For?
“Do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?”
─ Matthew 6:25 NIV
Do you trade off your life every day in order to acquire things? On average the cost of your home will be equal to at least three to five years of your full-time wages. You are trading your life—your hours, your time—to earn money to buy that house.
As we make more money, many of us trade up. We get a bigger house or a more expensive car. One very important question to ask yourself is: Am I giving my life away for the wrong stuff?
Money is one of the biggest reasons people experience stress. In our verse today Jesus very clearly tells us not to worry – and yet we find that very difficult to do, especially if you don’t have what you need to cover your expenses right now. Jesus says your life is more important than food or clothes. Worry can cost you your health, your relationships and deeply impact the quality of the life you live.
Every child of God should have a goal to become free. In the area of money, that means we should work toward financial freedom by loving God and respecting money. As we do this, we’ll then be in a position in our later years to have more finances to better utilize for other tasks or dreams that we weren’t able to accomplish earlier in life.
Today’s One Thing
Take an honest look at what you are trading your life for? How is your work and life balance? Now, get alone with God. Ask Him to give you wisdom and direction as you honor Him with your finances! Courageously and quickly make any changes God inspires you to make.