And behold, a man came up to him, saying, “Teacher, what good deed must I do to have eternal life?” And he said to him, “Why do you ask me about what is good? There is only one who is good. If you would enter life, keep the commandments.” He said to him, “Which ones?” And Jesus said, “You shall not murder, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness, Honor your father and mother, and, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” The young man said to him, “All these I have kept. What do I still lack?” Jesus said to him, “If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” When the young man heard this he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.
This is stuck in my heart because I feel like my possessions own me instead of the other way around. I feel as though lately that my desires of wanting a Kindle, iPhone and the collection of Lost DVD’s have been at the center of my life. Even more than wanting Jesus to be in my life, so am I willing to get rid of my possessions? I know I would love to say yes but the truth is no.
Basically I am saying that my iPhone is more important to me than a relationship with my Lord and Savior. I don’t even think it has to be a ‘possession’ as an object; it could also be a person that replaces the spot that was design for God.
Just felt like sharing some of my struggles with you all.