This morning I had this thought: What if everything was free? What if everything we wanted was free, or had no cost? How would that change how we make choices - how I make choices?
When you think about the things that are already free; that you can partake of without cost - like a walk in the park or sitting in the sunshine - cost is never a factor that we consider when choosing what to do.
So if we viewed everything we want or need as already free because, as believers, God has already freely given us everything that pertains to life and godliness, then understanding and believing this will change our priorities about what we want. (Don't get crazy on me here and think that I'm advocating taking or stealing from others. I'm not, and you've missed the point.)
Realizing that, in God, I have everything I need is a bit like having a great big, mega gift card. With that in hand, I become more discerning about what is really important and cease to focus on what I don't believe I can have.
When there is no drive to acquire because I already have access to everything, the really important things in life come to the forefront - how I spend my time, whose life I touch and how I make the world a better place.
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