Here in America, we have so much food that our kitchens require pantries. I ask my children what they want for dinner because we have so many options. God has recently convicted me of my excess. I’ve been reading “7” by Jen Hatmaker and it’s helping me change my perspective. She says, “excess has impaired perspective in America; we are the richest people on earth, praying to get richer. We’re tangled in unmanageable debt while feeding the machine, because we feel entitled to more. What does it communicate when half the global population lives on less than $2 a day, and we can’t manage a fulfilling life on twenty-five thousand times that amount?”
I’m guilty. I’m a list maker. I make wish lists on Amazon. I make lists of projects I want to do around the house. I makes lists for Christmas time. My 5 year old daughter has recently started making lists because I make so many lists. Why can’t I be happy with what I have? Do I deserve wealth when others live in poverty?
I am praying that God will use my hands and feet to serve others. That He will show me opportunities where I can give more. God tells us, “I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25:40