It really makes my heart ache to see how money and material things can influence people so much. Often times people let these "things" get in the way of relationships with their friends and family. Most of all, I am so disturbed that these "things" place a barrier between them and Jesus. Don't get me wrong, I am not trying to be a hypocrit. We are all human and like to have nice things. But when you let them come between you and your blood, there is trouble.
I believe that God has given us all of these things as gifts. It is our human nature to "want what we can't have" and to "always want more." It is really hard to step back and say "do I really need that?"
On top of this falls jealousy. Jealousy can eat you up inside. It is a greedy form of worrying and a hard habit to break.
I struggle every day with lots of problems that I pray about continuously. Please join me in fighting against greed and pray for me as I pray for You. Don't let it destroy your relationships that God has blessed You with.