I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at length you have revived your concern for me. You were indeed concerned for me, but you had no opportunity. Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.
— Philippians 4:10–11
We live in a world of consumption. At every turn we are being prodded and persuaded to purchase something else. There are billions of dollars spent trying to convince all of us that there is a shiny new something that will finally enable us to reach utopia.
It in the midst of this “encouragement” from the world, the voice of God is telling us that more is not always more. In fact, more isn’t necessarily better. Our heavenly Father wants us to be free from the constant pursuit of more and to instead allow those desires to lead us to a better place.
Our insatiable desire for more should be a constant reminder that we were, in fact, created for more. We were created with a longing that will not be satisfied with the stuff of this world. C.S. Lewis said, “If I find myself with a longing that nothing in this world will satisfy, it can only lead me to the conclusion that I was not created for this world.”
The secret to not being in a losing game of the constant pursuit of more is to be satisfied with Christ. The apostle Paul said: But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith— that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead.
— Philippians 3:7–11
Today, lets find our satisfaction in Christ alone and allow ourselves to be free from the never-ending pursuit of more.