I know I probably take it a little personally but I feel like that says to me that my meal was not enough for them.
Reference: v.5 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”(TNIV Bible)
Explore: I am the primary chef in our household. My husband could cook if his survival depended on it, however he doesn't enjoy it and usually gets home too late to cater within the family routine. We have recently incorporated into our daughter's chores that she is to cook once a week and so this has eased my cooking burden a little bit. But as a general rule, I am the main cook. It always cuts like a knife when I have taken the time to cook a meal for the family and half an hour after the meal is done someone pulls out a loaf of bread from the cupboard to make a sandwich. I know I probably take it a little personally but I feel like that says to me that my meal was not enough for them. If I had have catered well for their needs then they would not need anything extra. But because their needs have not been met they go in search for something more fulfilling. It's like they are saying, "Your meal was not enough."
Explore: Sometimes we can behave like that when it comes to God. If we don't feel that He is fulfilling all our needs then we go in search for something more. Every time we turn our focus onto something else we are in fact turning our focus off God. It's so easy to do; all it takes is for us to put our focus on earning more money or developing a new relationship or increasing our power at work. Whenever we focus on something else to fulfil our needs it's like we are saying to God, "You are not enough." And yet we hear over and over again through the Bible that God will never leave us. He has always been there for those who put their faith in Him and He continues to be there for us today. When we put our faith in something other than God we are forgetting that God should be our all. He doesn't want to be our sloppy seconds. Complete faith in God means that at all times, in every situation, we can look to God and say "You are enough."
Prayer: Lord, when I am going through the deepest valleys, You are enough. When I've climbed to the highest peaks, You are enough. And when every day just blends into the next, You are enough. Amen.
Is God enough for you?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.