I’ve been thinking about consumption alot lately. As humans, we consume alot. Some things are necessary, some are luxuries and some things we consume are non-sensical – look at the trash dumps. I wonder if I consume too much and don’t give enough. One of my reasons for not being generous or not giving is that I’ll run out or there’s not enough, or limited supplies and resources.
It stresses me out when I run out of something – when I run out of time or ideas or money or energy or even myself. I find that when I get spun out in this deadend of inadequacy, my problem, largeley, is that I’m neglecting to keep my eyes on God as my provision (of truth, direction, wisdom, strength, . . . ). When I get my eyes off God, great darkness sneaks in and I find myself rapidly coming to the end of my self. I’m human and I consume, but the ultimate truth is that my consumption needs to be grounded in God. I need Him.