I struggle a lot of times with contentment. My list of what I wish I had seems to keep growing. As I read 1 Timothy 6, I find that the real issue isn't money, it's my attitude. I need to change my perspective when it comes to eternity. In verse 7 we are reminded that we have brought nothing into the world so we cannot take anything out of it either. Job said, “Naked I came forth from my mother's womb and naked I'll return.” When you die, you don't even get to take the clothes on your back with you. There's not one thing you can hold in your hands that goes with you when you die. You see, if we could wrap our minds around having an eternal perspective, it would change our attitude about money. It would totally change it.
There's really only one thing that we can take with us into eternity and you know what it is? It's the souls of other men, women, boys and girls who we were part of sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with. That's why it's so crucial that we are committed to meeting as many people as possible right where they're at so we can move them to where God wants them to be.