I've been thinking about things lately. Namely, what is everything here for? Why are cars, sports, politics, and all things here for?
I'd like to submit to you that all these physical things are tools. One way Webster defines tool is - Something "that aids in accomplishing a task." Okay. That means (if everything is only a tool) that there's a task that we are using these things for... That also means there's an objective - the end of the task.
Some people I talk to say things like "I want to get a job so that I can get a car." or, "I'm playing sports to build character."
But that just doesn't cut it... They think that the tools they want (cars, character) are the objective, when in reality, they're nothing but more tools.
Now, since we have (and can get more) tools, what's the objective that we should be using these tools for?
We should be using our tools for God's glory!
"Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God" ~ 1 Corinthians 10:31
But sometimes we don't use the tools, that God has given us, for His glory. :(
"For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator..." ~ Romans 1:25a
If we aren't using our tools for God's glory, then we are believing in the lie that our tools are the objective, rather than being something to help reach the true objective.
There are people who believe this lie. They try to let things fill the spot that only God can fill.
So... What are some of the things we want? ...A new car? A light-up Frisbee? To work at Wendy's?
Well, if you look at it, these things are either tools that we can use to bring light into the darkness surrounding us, or we can just go blindly on, believing that these things are here for our enjoyment.