What do you enjoy? I’m sure you have found something in life that brings you enjoyment. Whether it’s time with loved ones, hobbies, security, wealth – everyone is different.
But some of us can take it just a little too far, right? “He who loves pleasure will become a poor man; he who loves wine and oil will not become rich.” (Proverbs 21:17)
The love of certain pleasures can lead you straight into a pit, destroy your life or hold you back from success. In my own life, I found pleasure in clothes, shoes, bags, cars and making tons of money. I found pleasure in recognition, being the best wife and mother possible.
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You see, not all pleasures are bad. It’s okay to want things, to try to be the best possible wife and mother. It’s okay to even enjoy “things.”
What’s bad is allowing your pleasures to become your driving force. If your purpose of going to work, being the best at something or indulging in whatever hobby is solely based on personal pleasure, it will steer you straight into pain.
Living a life that is driven by pleasures will not lead you to any place of worth. It led me to having over $700K in debt. My pleasure of food led me to become 50 pounds overweight. My driving pleasure of recognition, and being accepted by others, led me into a nervous breakdown and heart attack.
It’s hard to see where your actions are taking you, at first. But when you let other things take control of your life, it starts a domino effect! Before you know what happened, you’ll start running over curbs, taking wrong turns left and right and sometimes even running straight into other people. Because your pursuit of pleasures can negatively affect your relationships in a huge way.
If you are beginning to see some negative consequences in your life, now is the time to step back and see what set off that series of events, what started this domino effect. More often than not, it’s a decision steered by pleasure or some other “thing!”
Pleasures aren’t all bad, in fact they have an appropriate place in life. But they should never be your top priority. Let’s get your priorities straight! Leave me a comment and let me know your thoughts, and remember to Like and Share today’s message with your circle of influence.
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In great faith,