You Can Have It All
What is the “it” you can have “all” of anyway? If you picked up a magazine at your local drugstore and saw this heading, you could expect to read an article on how to have a high-status career, drive a new luxury car, live in a mansion, have full-bodied hair, hire the perfect nanny, and rear perfect children. Do you know anyone who has “it all”?
In Luke 12, Jesus tells us about a man who “it all.” This story is known as the Parable of the Rich Fool, and it centers on a farmer who has been very successful. His barns have overflowed with the grain he’s harvested and more barns have had to be built to hold all the produce. He’s so rich he no longer has to work! He says to himself, “Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry” (Verse 19).
But Jesus calls him a fool, for that very night God required his life of him. He was never able to enjoy his wealth. Jesus’ parting remark is, “This night your soul is required of you … So is the one who lays up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God” (Verse 20-21). Clearly, God is not pleased with those of us who strive to have “it all,” instead of giving credit to the God Who pours out His blessings on us and asks us to share with others.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, help me to acknowledge that You the source of my life and blessings. Amen.
Blessings on your stewardship journey!