When my girls were small, there was a scenario that played out many times. One of them would be playing with a toy and the other one would decide that toy was better than the one she had. At first she would ask nicely. The answer was always “no,” but the little sister would decide that she could not live without that toy. So, if her sister set it down she would take it. We would ask the child who had been playing with the toy if she could play with it and then give her sister a turn. The concept of sharing was not a concept she esteemed. She would get mad, throw the toy down, and leave. The other one would get the toy and win. She would play with it and then go play with something else. Has that ever happened to you? We see something we have to have and think we will never be satisfied until we get it. We chase after the latest toy, we get it and it’s great for a while. But we get dissatisfied with what we have and want something else. A greater tragedy is seeing people chasing after something, get it, and discover it wasn’t worth the price they paid. There is no lasting satisfaction in possessions or achievements. Satisfaction is not for sale; you cannot buy it. Satisfaction and contentment are a gift that you receive from God not an item that you buy. The truth is more is not going to satisfy you. The only thing you need more of is more of Jesus. He is the one who brings satisfaction and peace to your soul.
– Dr. Tim Thompson