Hudson and his sister Bella wanted new toys from the toy store. The trouble was, their Mom said that they had been greedy lately.
“What does greedy mean anyway? I just want to play with something new. All my other toys are boring!” Hudson was impatient and stomped his foot.
Little Bella copied him, and she added, “Yeah Mom! Give me new toy too!”
Their mother sighed and looked around. “Hudson, Bella, come here.”
She explained to them that greedy was sometimes called “The Give-me’s.” “You keep getting stuff, and saying, “Give Me, give me,” but it never enough. Your heart is empty of God’s contentment or happieness, and you just keep looking for new stuff. It’s very unhealthy for your spirit. Here’s what we are going to do about it.”
Their mother didn’t take them to get new toys, in fact, she made them choose some of their own toys to give away! Hudson and Bella went to a place to donate their toys where children got help that often didn’t have any toys to play with. Though it was hard, they began learning how to stop their “Give-me’s,” and God helped them to learn contentment.
“Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5
How can you fight the “Give-Me’s” in your life?