Naturally, we are people who go after what we want, even as a baby, we learn how to scoot, crawl and walk so that we can explore and become more independent and basically go after what we want. As an adult, we do the same thing. There comes a time when we must let go of depending on our parents to provide for us, and we must venture out into good old adulthood and start “adulting” as people call it now a days. You know, taking care of your responsibilities, paying your own bills, and joining the workforce. Like a baby, we explore, we become financially independent, and we basically go after what we want, and not necessarily in this order. We make mistakes, we learn from them and become wiser. At least we should. Everyday we wake up pursuing or chasing something. Sometimes it’s a good thing and sometimes it’s not such a bright idea. Pursuing the right things will bring you peace, even in the midst of difficulties. You’re committed to it. Giving up isn’t an option, and you’re not pursuing it for selfish reasons. This is how you know when you’re on the right track. When you’re chasing… let me just say, you’re doing it wrong; and that goes for chasing anything! Chasing something means it’s not for you or you’re going about your desires the wrong way. I believe that money is the number one thing most of us chase the most… and the more we chase it, the more we lose it. Money shouldn’t be what we’re after. We should be pursuing our purpose and more than anything, pursuing our relationship with God, and the money will come… but somehow we attach our happiness, self confidence and our entire lives to… money! That’s going about life the wrong way, because when you attach your self worth to what’s in your wallet, you will do anything, and I mean anything for it, to include running your health in the ground to attain it! That’s not sacrifice, that’s stupidity. Proverbs 23:4, “Don’t wear yourself out trying to get rich.
Be wise enough to know when to quit.” Listen, stop chasing the wrong things, and start pursuing your God given purpose. Again, if you’re chasing anything, it’s not for you. The chase usually means it’s not worth it now or later, but when you pursue something, the effort you put in now, will yield an abundance later and I’m not talking about money. I’m talking about peace, joy, favor, purpose, and legacy. The money will come, so don’t focus on it more than you’re focused on God. Love Him, love yourself and love your fellow human being. This is where real wealth lies. Rack up on riches that can’t be bought. Chasing money isn’t worth the cost. Pursue those things that you can use in this life, and take with you in the next. Matthew 6:24, “”No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.” Serve God… the money and the right people will come. In Jesus name.