There is so much more to life than money. It cannot buy your happiness. Working so much that you’re exhausted and basically not living your life just to save money leaves you empty and purposeless. At the end of the day, if you’re not content then you need to ask yourself: “Is this really worth it?” The answer is NO. It’s not. As someone who knows all too well how working every single day, long hours, just to make enough money to get by, I know that work alone leaves you physically, mentally, and emotionally tired. You lose time that you should be spending with your family, your friends, and even time you should be spending with God. You neglect the relationships you should be sowing into and for what? Money? How sad is that?
You will always run out of time
before you run out of money and resources
On your deathbed, you won’t be worried about how you only wished you’d made more money, or how you wish you had a bigger house, a fancier car, a better phone, etc. NO. What you’ll be saying is “I wish I’d spent more time with my family.” “I wish I’d had the time to take better care of myself.” “I wish I’d gotten to know my children better.” “Why did I miss so much of my life?” You will always run out of time before you run out of money and resources. There will always be something left over when you leave this world for the next. You don’t get to take money or things with you when you go. So how valuable is it really? Is it really so important that it’s worth giving up all that time, all those relationships, all that potential happiness you could be living? Is it worth it?
But what use is that freedom when you don’t have the time to do anything with it?
I apologize, but I just can’t see how it is. I just can’t understand it when people would rather work 7 days a week instead of spending time with their family. I just can’t understand how new carpet, new countertops, and new gadgets are more important than a family vacation. I just can’t understand how working feels better than volunteering. I just can’t understand how money is more comforting than God’s love. I understand that having money allows for you to have freedom. But what use is that freedom when you don’t have the time to do anything with it? I understand that money can provide you with stability, but what use is stability if you’re feeling empty inside. I understand that money can provide you with food, a roof over your head, and a car to get to work. But what use is money if you’re spending it all just to go to work and go home.
Our culture has developed such a “more, more, more” mentality. We are never satisfied. What we need to realize is that we’re seeking satisfaction the wrong way. Money alone will never satisfy us in the way that time spent the right way can. Money alone will absolutely never satisfy us in the way that a relationship with Jesus can. If we keep seeking money, then we may never truly be satisfied, and that alone is just sad.