We all have these. Many of us work hard to keep such things but in reality, in the end, do we really own anything? People waste a lifetime working to possess lands, houses, and wealth; and the list goes on. Yet we never fully have anything of this earth’s forever, because we are not going to live here forever.
Psalm 24:1 states that “The earth is the Lord’s and all its fullness, the world and those who dwell within.” So my thought to you is: if all belongs to God, then why do we keep trying to take it away from Him?
God says He knows what we have need of but we say we want more. So then we obtain things we don’t need, pay for more elite vehicles than we require, and live in homes that we have to work ourselves to death to pay the mortgage. We worry over all that we have and how to maintain and keep it, and why? When God owns it all and we are supposed to be His stewards of these things, not owners. When we take ownership, we assume His position and it won’t work.
Stewardship is being a caretaker, not an owner and way too many people fall into this endless cycle and miss out on God’s best. Who are we to post “no trespassing” signs on God’s land when it’s supposed to be His? Did we clear that with Him?
We do this constantly and forget that we can never truly own anything. We have to give it up in the end. Until we get the stewardship mentality, then life is never going to be that beneficial to us or to God and His plans for us.