By Pastor Bobby Schuller
“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”
-1 Peter 5:7
I did my undergraduate degree in marketing. It used to be all about finding a need and filling it. The newest thing in marketing is creating a new need and filling it. Why find a need when you can just make one?
You need this radio in your car. You don’t want it. No, you need it. You need this radio. And you know what? We can fill that need for you. Just sign on the dotted line and go into debt. And so we do! So, we see all of these things that we think we need, we go into debt to buy those things, and then the debt makes us worry.
And what about all the expectations of our society? If you watch enough reality TV, read enough magazines, your expectations go through the roof about what your house ought to look like, what your friends ought to be like, how your husband or wife ought to treat you.
Jesus taught us a new reality. If we live in his reality, we stop comparing and start appreciating the blessings of our lives as they are.
Prayer: Dear Lord, I want to live in your reality. I want to stop complaining, comparing, and overlooking the blessings in my life. I am now appreciating my life just as you designed it. Amen.
Reflection: What about your life is lacking? What are the greatest blessings in your life?