In my daily thoughts today, pondering more of the book “True Discipleship” by William MacDonald, I began to think.
I began thinking about my self centered life and all of the material things I own. I know one day I will stand before God to give an account for my life. Although my sins are washed away, I can’t help but imagine. I wonder if I will look down at the things I own and wish I could trade them for just one soul to escape the agony of hell. I wonder if I could trade one of my many “toys” for the expense of supporting a native missionary. I wonder if I could trade my my monthly cell phone plan for a monthly missionary plan instead.
We are notorious in God’s eyes for what we think is our American Right to a better life. There is nothing wrong with things that serve a purpose, or even more. It is the Christian who must answer for why resources were used for personal gain and stockpiling of unnecessary things. We opt for the supersized everything and when it comes time for giving to expand The Kingdom, we most certainly downsize.
I’m not saying you need to sell everything and follow Jesus. Just take what you need to do the job God called you to do. Don’t take what you want because what you want will slow you down and slow the movement of God in your life.
So what is this saying about me? I am determining what needs to go away and what must stay. Among the things I am leaving… a monthly cell phone plan.