SELF WORTH vs. NET WORTH

"Our self worth is not determined by our net worth"


This thought pierced my heart.  It was a beautiful and timely reminder that I should continually seek for what is eternal than on what moths can destroy on earth. 

Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.  (Matthew 6:19-21)


Do not get me wrong, I still want those pretty things (I would be happy to get  a new pair of shoes today) but in my motherhood, God taught me contentment -- to not base my happiness on worldly possessions, to not be controlled by the things I cannot buy, to not be driven by money and to not be jealous with the people who appear (as seen on Instagram) to have the every new thing.

I hope to make more memories with my family.  To cultivate friendships and relationships.  To feast over stories and experiences.  To help people. To be kind. To do ministry.  

And with my posts, I hope to click and share and not click and brag, because truly, what can I boast about?



This is what the LORD says: 
"Let not the wise boast of their wisdom 
or the strong boast of their strength 
or the rich boast of their riches. 
Jeremiah 9:23




Lord,
Thank you for what I have and I do not have.  I am thankful for the things I have now and for the dreams and desires You placed in my heart which I know will all happen in Your time. For now, I will wait.  And as I wait, I pray that You will continue to keep me contented.  That I will not be driven by money, possessions and status symbol.  Thank you for allowing me drop a lot of earthly things to prove that You indeed is my all.  With You, I am complete.  Amen