That phrase came to my mind while working on a lesson about Abraham. Here you have a man who has wealth, power and a "hotty" for a wife and yet he was consumed by the fact that he had no son. In his own words to God, "You have given me no offspring;"
No matter what we have, there is always something missing. I've heard it said that our appetite for more is never fully and finally satisfied. We always desire more. How we manage that desire is an indicator of our the kind of person we are. Check this out...[VIDEO, approx1:30] * It starts with just audio...
How can we manage the desire to acquire?
- Settle that EVERYTHING comes from God.
- Understand the concept of managing versus owning. We're managers...
- Ask yourself, "Is there anything that I would have a hard time letting someone borrow?" If the answer is "Yes," then, for that object, you are an "owner."
- When was the last time you reached out to someone who had a need?
Do you have any suggestions on how to keep from "missing" something in life?
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