I recently received an email with the question, “Are you hungry?” as part of the hook to get me to open it. I deleted it without opening the email. Besides my internal answer of, “no,” I didn’t want to get pulled into a useless email that would try to make me feel dissatisfied with my situation.
The world is full of ways to bring a sense of dissatisfaction to us. We are encouraged to want more food, more clothes, new cars, bigger houses, new spouses, all of it is used to tempt us to think we don’t have enough. That we should not be content with all of what we have.
In the First Century Church they faced physical trauma because they chose Christ. Today, we are more apt to be attacked in subtle ways. The enemy has changed his tactics and now uses the events in our lives to keep us busy focused on the things that do not matter, to keep us from focusing on the things that do.
As believers, we need to remember that we will always long for more. That’s how God designed our hearts, to yearn for more. More of Him, more of Christ, more of our relationship with God. We need to remember that the world will try to distract our eyes and minds to focus on what will not last. We cannot continue to be conquerors through Christ if our focus is on the mortal.
No, our eyes must focus on the eternal.
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us (Romans 8:37).