This morning, I read the following blog from a pastor in Nashville, TN. I thought it was a great continuation of Sunday's message. What do you think?

Is Enough Ever Enough?

Today we’re in Proverbs 18 and this is the verse that jumped out at me.

Proverbs 18 10 The name of the LORD is a strong fortress; the godly run to him and are safe. 11 The rich think of their wealth as a strong defense; they imagine it to be a high wall of safety.”

The writer is talking about two different beliefs. One heart that is resting in God and another that is resting in the security of their money and belongings.

If the economy has taught us anything over the past couple years it should be that trying to find security in our personal wealth and stuff is foolish. And yet somehow I find myself often being drawn to thinking, “if I just had a little more money we’d have it made.” What a joke! I’ve made more money for years and it’s never been enough. I’ve always thought I needed just a little bit more. The reality is my standard of living just continues to increase in direct proportion to my income.

Mark Batterson said in Primal,

“Enough will never be enough unless you determine how much is enough.”

So true. If you’re looking for safety in your money then enough will never be enough.

So how do we combat this? For my family it’s setting a personal income ceiling. It’s admitting that we already make more money than we need (most of us do). In order to move beyond looking to our stuff and money as our strong tower we have to draw a line in the sand.

We have enough.


Now instead of setting “getting goals” we get to set “giving goals.” Instead of trying to figure out how to make more money we get to figure out how we can give away more money.

So honestly, what are you doing in your life to make sure you’re running to God for safety and security instead of your wealth?

1 comment:

  1. If I am not mistaken, I believe Wesley made it a point to not look to make more but to give more each year. So I wish to be.