When it comes to my material stuffs, I always wanted it to be flawless and perfect. I cannot accept a tiny small bits of imperfection at all. If I can, I want all my MATERIAL items to be PERFECT as long as I lived.
That is a wish I may not be able to achieve in my life. Materials do not last forever.
In this few recent months, I have dropped my 2 months old phone for a total of four times. I had became paranoid when my smartphone starts to lag. Even more paranoid when my phone off by itself all of the sudden. Because of the lagging of my phone, I had stayed up till wee hours in the morning searching on the internet to find the cause of the lagging. I even asked my friend who owns the same phone as me whether he had the same problem with his phone. My mind kept thinking will my phone spoil.. will my phone spoil??? So, all of this had added to my anxiety.
With all this worries and anxiety, my friend reminded me that the materials God had given to us we should govern it with a steward's heart. All that had happened to my phone, I should not worry rather allow this to be a lesson for me. Let me learn to govern the materials God had given me with a steward's heart.
I am grateful for all the things God had given me. In return, I should be a steward to take care of the materials He had given.
However, I should also be careful on where I laid my interests in. How much time am I spending in the materials God had given and how much time am I spending for Him. Sometimes, I fall lope-sided to either one extreme without even knowing it.
So, it is best to always self-check and reflect my day I had lived through.
Materials will pass. Materials will fade. Where are you and I investing our interests at today? Are we being stewards of our materials given by God?