Did you ever drive a car forever? Maybe you drove it for awhile, but eventually you had to pay to fix it, or maintenance it. We have fancy designer clothes we buy, but eventually we out grow them, or get tired of them, or ruin them, and they get handed down or put on a rummage sale.
When we attempt to take possession of something, it becomes important to us and we begin to fight over it and for it. Now I'm not suggesting that if someone comes and wants your house you should just give it up, but what I am saying is that you should live within your means, appreciating what you have, but not giving it so much importance that you take ownership of it and make it an issue. No fighting, no arguing, no idles.
What does belong to us, however, is the God of the Universe, and we belong to Him. We often forget that. God created everything and holds it all together. He created us to be in His image, and His LIKENESS. That means that we are supposed to be LIKE GOD already. That is who we were created to be. We fall from who we are, to who we want to become don't we? Just like we fall from what we have to what we want. There is no greater joy to discover than what really belongs to us is the imprint God left on us. We can go ahead and claim that, because there is not another like it, nor anything more complete.
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal."
Morning God, Please help give us have the perspective, through the Holy Spirit, that all things belong to you. Humans, animals, plants, water, everything. Help us to treat all things as if you own them and you have placed us in their care. Make us willing to use what You allow us have for awhile in ways that are pleasing to you. Please help us from being selfish, or not thankful. Help us remember to give you the Glory in Jesus name, AMEN