“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.”
– Matthew 6:19,20
You are not your stuff. Living in the Kingdom of God, you have a source of sufficiency that is all-encompassing. It is financial and material, but more than that, it’s hope, meaning fulfillment and an intimate relationship with Him. Through Him, you can live life without an ounce of fear. That’s why it’s important to remember that you are not what you have.
There are many ways in which we affix our identities to what we have. Whether it’s our address, our cars, our clothes, our degrees, our friendships, or our connections, when we have a lot of worldly stuff, we feel good, and when we don’t have a lot of it, we feel bad. This is normal in our society. We want to look nice, we want to feel good, and we want to be treasured. However, very often we make the mistake of allowing feeling treasured to come only from the position of having treasure.
Having wealth is not a bad thing. In fact, in the hands of the right people, money can accomplish amazing feats, but your identity does not need to be wrapped up in what you own. Everything you need is available in Jesus’ Name in the Kingdom of God. You are treasured because of who you are, not because of what you own!
Jesus, thank you that I have everything I need in you.
Do you ever let what you have define you? If so, what steps might you take to let go of those things and find your identity in Christ alone?
No, I’ve never let what or what I’ve had defined myslf for that God has given myself the self- esteem & self- confidence in Him By that reading scriptures about your identity in Jesus Christ on a daily basis! And having caring prayerful encouragement words spoken over myself on a daily basis!