Deuteronomy 15:11 There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore I command you to be openhanded toward your fellow Israelites who are poor and needy in your land.

The Bible tells us, through Paul, to learn to be content (Philippians 4:11). This keeps us from continuously going after “stuff” to be happy. Although the Bible tells us to be content, we shouldn’t limit ourselves to the “American Dream.” The American Dream is essentially having a family, a house, dependable vehicles, a good job, and financially comfortable to splurge from time to time. The problem with the American Dream is it only focuses on us. What about others?

God wants to work through us to be a blessing to others (Genesis 12:2). We may be comfortable in our three bedroom home, but what about people who don’t have a home? We may enjoy our family on a Saturday afternoon, but what about people’s families that are being torn apart? Just because we’re content and satisfied doesn’t mean everyone else is.

That same passion we had or have to obtain the American Dream for ourselves, should be the same passion we have to get that dream to others. Don’t limit your prayers, your finances, and your time because you’re content. Continue to seek God for more, to obtain those things for someone else.