Get rid of greed

I think this affects everyone.

Greed is when you have something, but it is not enough, so you want more.

Greed hinders us from taking advantage of the blessings we already have.

Greed stops us from achieving further goals as we selfishly aim for a higher end that is presently unrealistic.

The driver of greed is selfishness. You want it and want it all for yourself.

The solution is to ‘checkout’ when you achieve your initial goals, regardless of potential prospects.

If the potential prospect becomes unrealistic, you lose everything, but if it is realistic, you still have achieved your goals.

A life changing investment

Every time we make decisions and choices, it is an act of deciding our future and how it takes its shape.

Every reasonable decision has a life-changing impact that can turn out for good.

Good decisions make a good life and bad decisions make a bad life.

Each time we make decisions, it becomes an investment in our lives.

A good investment would likely result in a good life, and a bad investment results in a bad life.

For instance, investing in education can result in a (wide) variety of good things for an individual. Also, investment in your kids can give them a bright future, etc.

Decisions to commit your life to God can and should result in eternal life.

Thus, our decisions end up being the investment we make to have a meaningful life or a terrible one.

The decision to live a good life is a life-changing investment.

Live for eternity

‭‭1 John‬ ‭2:17‬ ‭ERV‬‬
[17] The world is passing away, and all the things that people want in the world are passing away. But whoever does what God wants will live forever.

No one ever born lives forever. Everyone dies at one point in time.

Either you die a natural cause, or through human activities or death kills you.

Yes, Everyone will die

So, why not live for eternity. Live like you own nothing here but owns everything in the life beyond.

If we understand what life is, we would make better decisions about how we live on earth. 

Everything we run after will not go with us to the grave.

‭‭2 Peter‬ ‭3:10‭-‬12‬ ‭ERV‬‬

[10] But the day when the Lord comes again will surprise everyone like the coming of a thief. The sky will disappear with a loud noise. Everything in the sky will be destroyed with fire. And the earth and everything in it will be burned up. [11] Everything will be destroyed in this way. So what kind of people should you be? Your lives should be holy and devoted to God. [12] You should be looking forward to the day of God, wanting more than anything else for it to come soon. When it comes, the sky will be destroyed with fire, and everything in the sky will melt with heat.

 

Lost priority in a lost world

The devil is the prince of this world (John 14:30). So, to try  out shining (become famous, popular, excessively materialistic) in his (devil) world is a lost priority and evidence of a punctured destiny.

This world is not our own, and it’s passing away with all that is in it.

The understanding of this should help us set our priorities right and stay focus amidst noises and turmoil that rages around us on daily basis.

Any reason to be thankful

A lot of things is challenging in life, but as long as we trust and hope, then there’s a chance of a bright future.

Don’t give up yet, but reflect on the positive things and build on it as you grow.

So, hopefully, you wake up this morning and thank God for everything.

If you focus on the negative sides of life, you will be depressed, but if you think about the positive things, you will be happy.

Righteous life over moral life

We owe it to ourselves and to the public to live a moral life, but we must trust God to live a righteous life.

Moral life does not endear God. Righteous life does!

It is good to live a moral life, but this is necessary for making good impact in our world.

The life that makes everlasting impact and guarantees our access to God is a righteous life which is only possible through Jesus.

Lack of love

Jesus repeatedly emphasized how important it is to love the brethren and to love one another.

By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”Great damage is possible when there is a lack of love. John 13:35

People will only seek their interest, and the Bible says in humility, consider others better than yourself.

We are told to condescend to the interest of others. 

A selfish life thinks only about self and personal satisfaction, but a love life thinks about others and their well-being.