Thursday, October 22, 2009

Money = Good Life?

Money is everything. That's a statement but I beg to differ. I used to have that same mentality. Everyone has a strongman in his or her life. A strongman is someone or something which holds you back from being yourself. More like idolatry... putting something before God when there shouldn't be anything before God Himself.

I worked hard for 7 years. By next year, it will be my 8th year toiling. I've never rested properly as every single minute to me, I should be generating income. I don't have a stable income. Mine is worse than the share market. I have earned more than RM5k per week. Thus, those who told me they earned RM10k per month, I wasn't that surprise. I just smirked. There are some who bragged about earning RM5k in a month... oh, please... I can pretend by giving you the surprised look and praise you for that, "Wow! That's a lot man! Congratulations!"

By earning so much, how happy do you think you can be? I used to enjoy shopping but now I don't even like it. It's just the same ol' things that you see in the shopping complexes. Big houses... can you be in every corner of that house? Cars... I have two... how do one person drives two cars? I have everything more than one... but am I having a good life?

7 is a perfect number. This year I have spend a lot of time with my frens and family. I get to see for myself who are truly my frens and who are just using me because they always think I'm loaded therefore, they get everything free from my pocket. Don't do that to me... I just choose not to be nasty. I'm finally going for a holiday out of this country. I'm always afraid of letting go, not even temporarily.. I'm afraid of losing my grip on something and when I come back I find I have nothing.

In conclusion, this is the best verse that makes me learn how to let go and let God...

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
[Psalm 6:33]

From a person who used to think money is everything, now I'm telling you, MONEY ISN'T EVERYTHING. When you have tonnes of money, you have no good life.

“It’s easier for a camel to get down on its knees and crawl through a small hole than it is for most people to overcome the temptation and desire to lift themselves up rather than God and money is the best way they know to lift themselves up – because to them, money is power, recognition, and attention.”

I tell you the truth, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.

Don't get me wrong. I'm not saying that Christians shouldn't be rich. The Lord will bless us abundantly and at the same time the Lord has the power to remove our richness when He sees that we've forgotten totally about Him when we're rich. I have experienced that first hand and it really took me a lot of strength to crawl back to God as I'm one person who's very very hard-headed.

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