I’ll Be Happy When _______.

It seems as we reach a milestone we thought would totally satisfy us only brings more goals, more wants, and more needs. Wanting to have things we have worked for is totally fine. Desiring more and striving to enjoy an increased standard of living is okay. Understanding where our blessings come from is a must:

I Timothy 6:17 says Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy. We are not to fix our hope on the uncertainty of riches, but upon God. God al- lows us to enjoy possessions in life but we are to use these “good things for good purposes.” How we use our gifts & possessions reflects our relationship with Christ.

Mark 5:19 says However, Jesus did not permit him, but said to him, Go home to your friends, and tell them what great things the Lord has done for you, and how He has had compassion on you. Jesus wanted the restored man to tell others about God’s power. Being surrounded with our friends & associates is an opportunity to enjoy their company and to allow our Christian light shine in the midst of fellowship.

Ecclesiastes 2:10-11 says Whatever my eyes desired I did not keep from them. I did not withhold my heart from any pleasure, For my heart rejoiced in all my labor; And this was my reward from my labor, Then I looked on all the works that my hands had done And on the labor in which I toiled; And indeed all was vanity and grasping for the wind. There was no profit under the sun. The pleasures of life are empty.

What satisfies us? Relationships, possessions, status?

I’ll be happy when Christ is #1 in my life!