Do you ever buy a lottery ticket when the jackpot has become extremely large?
I do, and then for the next 24 hours until the drawing I start fantasizing about what I would do if I won. I start divvying up the money in my mind, deciding how much I would keep, how much I would give to family, estimating how much would be lost due to taxes, estimating how much I would have to pay advisors and then, finally, the last category tagged on as an after thought is how much I might give to those in need.
Usually by the end of the 24 hours, the amount I “need” to keep has gone up and the amount I would give away has gone down. It is pretty disgusting how quickly I get sucked into thinking/imagining/dreaming that I “need” $XXX,XXX,XXX.
My Heavenly Father, my Lord, my Love, my sweet Jesus… all I can say is thank You, thank You, thank You, for sparing me from ever winning the lottery, and instead using each ticket purchase to open my eyes to my own demon buried deep within.
I pray to always remember and I pray to always pray…
Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will Be Done.