Saturday, June 29, 2013

Wealth can turn in a SNAP. Even if it takes 30 years

Paula, Paula, Paula....
 I feel for you. 
Things seemed to be going well and life was good. Oh sure, you hit a snag a year or so ago when it came out that you have diabetes.  As many have before you have, you got your bearings and began to embark on some recipe changes that would be better for your condition.  But your empire continues to grow with product lines, sponsors, and TV shows and appearances. You even got some new endorsements to teach others about diabetic lifestyles. 

But, wealth can turn in a SNAP.  Even if it takes 30 years.

And now your empire is crumbling, crashing, crushing.    Sponsorships, endorsements, and book deals are all jumping your ship.   Your TV show has not been renewed after next month.  Even your new lifestyle teaching endorsement has disassociated with you.  

I do not know what your financial status is or what your holdings are, but I do know that when one has much one generally begins to live a larger lifestyle - an affluent lifestyle.  A lifestyle where you do not have to worry about your daily needs.  A lifestyle where you spend money as you please on what you desire, without much thought.  Along with this lifestyle may come a certain attitude - one of invincibility, and of confidence. 

Oh, Paula..... I know this is not the end of the world, but it may be a change for you.  Perhaps your empire will be restored to you and perhaps not. 

1 Timothy 6:17-18
Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.  Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.

Life is so uncertain. We don't know what will happen that might alter our course- a car accident, a health crisis, a tornado, a job promotion.......   I don't want to put my hope in something that is not secure, in something that is changeable.  I wan to put my hope in the One who never changes.  I hope Paula has her hope there too. 

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