Around this time, people starting setting goals for the new year. Sometimes these goals contain financial goals. After all, if we aren’t looking ahead to where we want to be, then there’s no possible way we can get there.
The need for goals is apparent. So setting goals make sense, and everything with that is good.
But, the financial goals shouldn’t be the end goal. It can be part of a plan, but it shouldn’t be our focus.
The presence of God should continually be our primary goal.
So, fitting finances into God’s plan is good. Heck, one of my goals is to be able to give $1,000,000 to Convoy of Hope. In order to hit that goal, somehow, I need to have at least $1,000,001 at my discretion.
But, the pursuit of this goal isn’t my focus. The Spirit of God and living in His presence is my focus. If I am walking with God, letting His Spirit lead me, then I will reach the goals He desires for me to reach in my life.
God, help me realize that little with the fear of the Lord is better than great treasure without your presence. Make this proverb from your word become a part of who I am, not just a phrase I can recite.
Keep me focused on you. May I remain dedicated to walking in step with you. I will pursuit your presence, going with you when you move, and staying where you rest.
It does not matter how much I have, or how little I posess. What matters is that I know you, I respect you, I follow you – daily. Keep me. Do not allow me to become distracted by monetray things. I can use them as tools, but, you are my treasure.
Nothing on earth can purchase your presence, your gifts, or your love. No gem or gold or dollar can buy any attention from you. I know this, but let me live with you in front of me.
I trust you will give me what I need when I need it. You care for me and my family. Therefore, no matter what I have, little or lots, I will give you my life. I will live by your word. I will live with the fear of the Lord in mind, not with the search for treasure in focus.
Amen. May it be so.