How often do I check on-line, compare prices and even read all of the reviews?
It’s the most convenient and expeditious way to shop now a days. Internet access is priceless.
Free shipping and discount notices are enticing.
I’m well acquainted with reputable, on-line shops, take delight in purchasing trendy gifts, totes and fashionable accessories, and even get elated by book releases of an author.
“I need this”, I often tell myself.
There have been plenty of empty boxes at the end of the day!
An empty soul…
“I said to myself, “Come now, I will test you with pleasure to find out what is good.” But that also proved to be meaningless.”
Ecclesiastes 2:1 NIV
Material possessions have never fulfilled the passion of my soul and never will.
After the shopping cart is submitted and items are delivered, the shopping experience ‘pronto’ fades away.
Quick pleasures are temporary and meaningless!
The quest for material possessions will never satisfy anyone’s soul.
Our souls are sculptured by God’s unfailing love and compassion. When we are embraced in His arms alone, our souls will then be exhaustively satisfied.
When tempted to visit another web site, “Have I spent quality time with my Creator? Have I prayed for God’s wisdom and direction?”
If the temptation is irresistible, stop and pray.
Perhaps, wait a day or two.
I bet our perspective changes once we surrender our cravings and desires.
We may never have multiple, empty boxes at the end of the day to be recycled ever again.
Thank you for this reminder.
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I remind myself every time I have an urge to shop on-line! I’m planning on donating stuff to GoodWill this summer and declutter a bit. Hope and pray others may benefit from these items.