"Why not begin operating under the idea that God has given us excess, not so we could have more, but so we could give more?" ~ David Platt, Radical.
This is what I've been mulling over lately.
It's so easy to look to our neighbors and see what we don't have. Each of us could probably make a list several pages long of all the things we'd love to own, if only we had the money to buy them.
And yet, let's be honest, even in our humblest of living, we're blessed beyond words.
So why do we always want more? What is it we're looking for? Why is it so easy to live, surrounded by what would be considered luxury to most of the world, and yet still be so unsatisfied?
I can't sit here and honestly say I'd just give it all away. I can wander through Target for hours on end for a reason, people. We all have our weaknesses.
But I do like what David Platt is saying, because it causes me to stop and reassess: if we were to get a bonus on the next paycheck, or if we were presented with an opportunity to earn more money, where would it go, and why? Is there ever a point we could reach where we'd say we have enough, anything above and beyond this we're going to give away?
Just something to think about.