Kristi’s Blog: Our security should only come from God

There he went…out of my driveway…after four and a half wonderful years – well maybe not wonderful, but definitely good.  Russell just drove off in my car that I’d driven everywhere, all over the Southeast, to see if we could sell it.  Yea, we’re downsizing, trying to pay off some things that we feel are weighing us down.

We were talking the other day about things and I mentioned we could sell my car.  It made sense, but when it came down to it, it hurt.  Russell even offered to keep it!  This is the car that only four and a half years ago Russ had talked me into buying.  Now I was hooked!  Anyway, as I whined, both verbally and non-verbally, I realized that I was way too attached to this thing.  God reminded me that it is a car, a car!  Had I really gotten my security from this item bought on this earth?  I was reminded that our security should only come from God, the Creator of all things.  He owns it all and these earthly treasures will be gone some day.  My car that I love so much will end up sitting in a scrap metal junkyard one day.  Even my voice that I put so much of my time and energy into will one day fade.  But the Bible says that the Word of God stands forever.  I realized in this not-so-crucial moment of watching my car be driven out of my life that these things are temporal, that I should never be so caught up in and attached to the things of this world.  Things come and things go but Jesus Christ promises to never leave us or forsake us.  Praise Him!

It’s kind of exciting – thinking about what God might do if we honestly and sincerely seek to know and love Him with all of our hearts, souls, minds, and strength, not getting caught up in this world but storing up treasures in heaven.

Lord, thank You for reminding me that it’s okay to find pleasure in things, just not finding security there.  Our hope comes from You and You alone.  Help me to offer up everything I own with open hands.  It’s Yours anyway!


  1. So well said. It is easy to know this, but sometimes hard to fight the human nature — getting attached and finding security in our things. I especially find this true with our house…

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