We fight and drag down the realities of our faith because of many things. The secularism and materialism that we sink into and become a part of pulls us away from the faith we have for the Lord. Be mindful of what treasures you seek and what you fight to keep. Below is an excerpt from Joshua Becker’s devotional:
Society hijacks our passion and directs it toward material things. But nobody gets to the end of life wishing they had bought more stuff. Why is that? Because consumption never fully delivers on its promise of fulfillment or happiness. Instead, it steals our freedom and results only in an unquenchable desire for more. It brings burden and regret. It distracts us from the things that do bring us joy.
What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.