Definition of true wealth

The definition of true wealth is not just money as the world would have you believe. If you can’t enjoy it and you can’t find peace, all the money in the world will not solve your problem. I have a little card in my briefcase that one of my daughters gave me at least 15 years ago with a scripture that has the definition of true wealth. I often look at that card to remind myself of how I need to think about money, time, things and family. The scripture is:

Ecclesiastes 5:19 (NIV) ‘” Moreover, when God gives someone wealth and possessions, and the ability to enjoy them, to accept their lot and be happy in their toil—this is a gift of God.”

If you can’t find peace with what you currently have, it is probably a good sign that if you had more, you still couldn’t find peace. It is not about having money or not having money, it is about living in the moment where you are. It is about finding some contentment, joy and peace where you are today. You should be careful if you have ever said to yourself, when I get that job, have that house, marry that person, drive that car etc., then I will be happy. What you just described is the destination not the journey. There are people the world over that never allowed themselves to be happy, satisfied and at peace because they were always looking for more in life and completely missed what they currently have and who they currently have.

Ask anyone in their late 50’s to late 60’s what they most regret in life. I will assure that no one says, I wished I had spent more time at the office. No, they always speak about time spent with their family. Let us all choose well and choose life today and embrace the words of Apostle Paul in Philippians; 4:11, “for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.” KT

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