Money and Power – The Primary Driving Force of Humanity
Throughout the inception of humanity, we’ve been conditioned to live and work for two primary things. Money for one, which is everyone’s primary motive. The main reason why we live for the majority of us. It’s been ingrained in us from the moment we knew how to talk. From our parents, relatives, friends and the educational system as a whole. It’s all about making money and more money. I mean who wouldn’t? It makes you buy the things you wanted. The dream house or the fancy car. The latest technology. Travel and vacation. Makes you’re partner happy when you make more. You don’t have to worry about tomorrow, if you have an abundance of it. In other words it gives you a sense of security.
After accumulating so much wealth, power comes in play. You probably wonder why that a lot of billionaires and a few trillionaires, just doesn’t get the satisfaction. I mean how much is enough? It reminds me one of James Bond’s movie, The World is Not Enough. For a while it is wealth that we’re trying to cling on to but later you realize that behind for every wealth is power. It is for this reason one doesn’t stop from accumulating it. This is very evident in our society today. Just look all around you how people are treated base on the material wealth an individual have. Try observing why you’ll out there, whether you’re shopping, driving, or even when you’re at your church.
I am not saying that doing better for your self or provide for your family is bad, not at all. It is dangerous when it becomes the focus of your life. Have you ever wonder why the more you earn the more you clamor for material things. You tell yourself that if you make this much money that you’ll be satisfied. When you’ve achieve that, instead of being satisfied you see yourself getting a nicer car or a bigger house. Soon, you’ll find yourself lacking again. It is not the lack of things itself but rather it is the lack of satisfaction. You can never be satisfied with bigger things if you can’t even be satisfied with smaller things. Deep inside of you, you feel that the more you have the more you’re burdened and the more you’re worried.
If you’re feeling down because of you’re situation in life, don’t. They are others who are in worse position than you. It is no wonder that in 1Timothy 6:6 it says, “Godliness with contentment is a great gain.
Why give all your energy and effort for something that’s perishable? Redirect your energy towards God, your family and friends. You can’t even take it with you when you’re gone.
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