What you want isn’t always what you need and what you need isn’t always what you want.
The hard part is deciphering between the two.
Be open to letting go of the one and be accepting and humble in regards to the other.
In Matthew 6:19, it is all about where we are supposed to store up our treasures.
This is a difficult thing for most of us to wrap our heads around.
If you notice, most of our holidays are surrounded by promotions, sales, BOGO specials, One Day Sales, and limited time offers. When we aren’t distracted with all of these time sensitive teasers, we become hypnotized and attracted to the clearance racks throughout the year for those “must have” items.
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy,and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven,where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.
What we should be concentrating on are relationships, sharing hope, fostering our love for others and spreading the love contained within the Bible to lead others to the Kingdom of God.
These intangibles get drowned out sometimes. We find ourselves circling back to what is important after being bombarded with worldly influences and things we deem important.
There are times where we narrow our attention and allow it to overwhelm us to the point where we lose sight of all the beautiful things God has given to us and what He has equipped us with to share with others.
Use your gifts, share your vision and be the change for someone else who is screaming for help although they may be pushing the mute button or wearing a smile to hide where they truly are mentally, emotionally, or spiritually.
You can store your treasures in heaven by helping others become who they were meant to be.