Esau does this when he sells his birthright for some food because he was ‘famished’.
What do we sell when we’re famished? When we feel like we really need something…..and we really need it now.
Many of us have sold ourselves to our creditors when we get into a lot of debt to buy things we really, really need right now. As a result, we have to work too much and stress too much, losing our joy and sacrificing precious time with our family.
Many of us have sold ourselves to sports, hobbies and recreation to the point that we don’t have time for God. We give up all the blessings God wants to lavish upon us when we make no time for him in our schedules.
Whenever we feel short-changed by life or are experiencing a lack of joy in our lives, we need to remember that we can do something about it. We can turn back to God and set our eyes on him. We can choose the ‘better’ things that are available to us through a solid relationship with him.
We won’t feel ‘famished’ when we have a strong faith in God.