Does Money Define You?
“I always wanted to be somebody, but I should have been more specific.” – Lily Tomlin
Many people believe bank accounts, investments, material possessions, income, or employment, define self-worth. These points of view are not only short-sided but a huge trap. Money can corrupt anyone that is willing to fall in love. You either possess money or it possesses you. When we become trapped by money, often we discriminate. How often are privileges and importance placed on human beings based on their income, net worth, profession and other worldly measures?
The pressures of the world can eat away at one’s soul. If you define success and worth based solely on earthy measures, you can never find peace. I saw a bumper sticker yesterday I see all the time that couldn’t say it any better:
“No God, no peace, Know God, Know Peace”
You probably have seen this bumper sticker before. It may be an old cliché, but really ponder it, let it sink in. Do things of this earth really make you any happier? Do riches make you happy? There is always someone with more money, better looking, more intelligent, and has more than you. How can you compete in a world with endless supply? Bad news! Even when you get to the top, chances are, you still are not happy. A recent poll of the richest 400 people in the world showed that nearly 40% of them were unhappy. Self worth is truly found in God, alone. Don’t let money or status define you.