Possess But Don’t be Possessed.
Material things are called possessions because many folk think they possess their possession when in actuality the possessions possess them. A man buys a new car and becomes very possessive over the car. His wife is not permitted to drive it, neither can his children because its an expensive Mercedes. He takes care of the car like an egg and is extremely careful with it in traffic. And then you ask, does he own the car or does the car own him? Whatever you cannot release has a hold on you and what has a hold on you possesses you. Material things have their purpose, however, consider that Jesus never had a house or a horse or donkey or lots of clothes. Yet He had such mastery over material things that when He needed them they manifested in His life, like the donkey He rode into Jerusalem, or the gold coin in the mouth of the fish for paying His taxes or the water that turned to wine. Put material things in their place. Possess them but never permit them to possess you. It is not money that is the root of all evil, it is “the love of money is the root of all evil”-1 Timothy 6:10.
Reno Omokri is the founder of the Mind of Christ Christian Center in California, author of Shunpiking: No Shortcuts to God and Why Jesus Wept and the host of Transformation with Reno Omokri (Monday at 12am on San Francisco’s KTLN, Chanel 25 on Comcast).