Would You Trade a Million Dollars for What You Have?

God brings men into deep waters, not to drown them, but to cleanse them.


Harold Abbott had just lost his store due to a severe downturn. Depressed and more than a bit desperate, he was walking to the bank to borrow $100 so that he could go to another town to look for a job. On the way to the bank, he had an experience that would change his life forever. He came across a man without legs. The man pushed himself around on a cart with roller skate wheels. He had just crossed the street and was lifting himself onto the curb when he saw Mr. Abbott looking his way. Catching his eye, the man gave Mr. Abbott a beautiful smile and in a spirited voice said, "Good morning, sir! It is a fine morning, isn't it?"

This chance event changed the way Harold Abbott viewed his own circumstance. A minute earlier he had been walking down the street, tired and defeated. Yet, in the time that it took for one man to greet another, his entire outlook on life was dramatically changed. He had met a man with a true handicap - a man with genuine troubles. Yet he was not discouraged, because outside factors did not dictate this man’s outlook on life.

How about you? Would you take a million dollars for your legs... for your sight... for your family... for your faith? If your answer is no, then you are rich! Instead of moping when we are feeling a bit poor, we should fall to our knees and thank the Lord for the wealth that He has heaped upon our lives. We all have countless blessings that we would not take any amount of money for, so why can’t we see it? The fact is that we are rich and we are going to Heaven, if we will remain faithful to God's plan. How could we not be thankful for all that the Lord has given us? Would you trade a million dollars for what God has given to you?

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in Him, rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. 

Colossians 2:6-7, NIV