‘So don’t worry, saying ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your Heavenly Father knows that you need them’
Wanting less things in our lives, like possessions, money, fame and prestige will mean less time we’re putting our energies into chasing those things and more time for God. Also, worrying or being anxious about it is wasted time that could be used for God. Even if we Praying during those anxious moments is a better use of our time. If we have a heart for God, he will provide for us whatever the situation and in ways we’d never think of. That’s written in The Bible (or a version of it) so they’re not my words.
In the small amount of time that I’ve decided to want less, I’ve found that nothing has really changed except that I definitely have more time for God and His work. I still have a car but it’s now actually mine and not on loan because I paid it off. I could have sold the car and put a deposit on a newer one but there’s nothing wrong with the one I have. I like having less debt. No one has yet come knocking at my door demanding money and we still have a house to live in. I praise God for that. All is not perfect. I do occasionally surf clothes sites and almost click ‘check out’. Then I realize I don’t need them and click off! So, temptation is still there.
It’s hugely stressful to go to work every day thinking that all the responsibility is on us to provide and to also be as successful as we can be. It makes us unwell, tired, irritable and spiritually dry. But once we let go of that full responsibility and look to God through prayer and scripture then the burden is lessened and a there’s a sense of peace that comes with that. So, try wanting for less. If you do, you may find yourself getting more from God in other ways, which is the true reward! Amen!