We are addicted to lesser things.
To things that, in the end, really won’t matter.
We love fleeting affection and meaningless possessions
Whether it’s a desire we indulge
Or one that we fight on a daily,
There are desires within us
That are often our own undoing.
The capacity for human self sabotage is as old as mankind itself,
Where, despite our many blessings,
Our hearts crave more,
Our minds construct discontent out of perfectly fine circumstances,
Convincing ourselves that our portions are really not enough.
The Christian position in this life, is not one of pursuit of more love from people, more comfort, more ownership of land, more possessions. Our pursuit is heaven. As followers of Christ we have been given everything our hearts ever longed for, and even things we never knew we craved- all in Christ Jesus. As humans we are addicted to things we will ultimately lose. If Jesus really is who He says He is, we have no longer have need to fuss; everything we will ever need has been promised and given in Christ Jesus Himself.
In Him we are no longer slaves to the lesser
Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool [discarding his worldly pretensions and acknowledging his lack of wisdom], so that he may become [truly] wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness (absurdity, stupidity) before God; for it is written [in Scripture], “[He is] The one who catches the wise and clever in their craftiness;” and again, “ The Lord knows the thoughts of the [humanly] wise, that they are useless.” So let no one boast in men [about their wisdom, or of having this or that one as a leader]. For all things are yours, whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas (Peter) or the world or life or death or things present or things to come; all things are yours, and you belong to Christ; and Christ belongs to God.
1 Corinthians 3:18-23 AMP
“I am the Lord your God, Who brought you up from the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide and I will fill it.