When my oldest son was born, somebody gave us a DVD of Baby Sign Language that we started showing him when he was just a few months old. As new parents, we had no idea what we were doing, but we thought that if our baby learned Sign Language, then everybody would think that we really knew our stuff!
The DVD didn’t make him a fluent phenom in signing, but it did teach him something. It turned out there was one sign that he picked up and consistently used, but he knew what it meant and he used it often. It was the sign for the word “more.” Before he could speak a word, he had already discovered the instinctive human fascination with more.
As a baby, you just want more milk or more toys, but as we grow, the hunger for more grows. In adulthood, most of us are fueled by the drive for more money, more success, more pleasure, more fun, more rest, more sex and more of pretty much everything else. Our materialistic, hedonistic culture convinces us that we’re not happy, but if we just but a little more of a certain product, then we will be. It’s a viscous cycle that never ends until we discover a Life-Changing principle from the Truth of God’s Word.
Here’s the Truth…”More” will never make you happy. It’s a myth. It’s an empty pursuit. Contentment isn’t a result of having more; it’s a result of wanting less. Until you’re content with what you’ve already got, you won’t be content no matter how much you get!
God wants you to live in a spirit of gratitude and contentment. Don’t let the selfishness of this world rob you of that. Choose to give thanks in all circumstances and be truly content with what you already have, and the “more” that comes your way will just be the icing on the cake. God has many more blessings in store for you, but you won’t be able to fully embrace them until you’re willing to trade more of this world for more of God.