Late last night as I was walking into the store I was approached by a young man. He gave me a story about how his friend and his friends daughter were stranded because their car broke down. He asked if I could spare any money to help them out. I gave him the three dollars I had out of my purse. He thanked me and walked away.
I had a strong feeling that the story he fed me was a lie from the beginning. It was confirmed as I walked out and saw him and his two male friends (no child as he had stated) trying to get money from other people.
Now when situations like this occur I feel bad for the person that they would have to be so deceitful to get money. I also pray for them,that God helps give them what they need, not necessarily what they want.
It got me wondering how many times I ask God for something I want but don't need. What are the priorities in my life? What was important to me? What did I value?
When I really think about it God has given me all I need. A wonderful husband, two amazing little boys, health, a roof over my head, and food on the table. What more does a girl need? That is plenty for me!
Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they?
Matthew 6:26 NASB