The “if only” list is endless. If only I had more money, more time, better-behaved kids, a bigger house, a nicer spouse...then I would be happy. True happiness doesn’t depend on any of these factors. You can find pleasure in life right now, regardless of your situation, by removing anger from your heart and turning to God for contentment.
I want to plan my party, my day, my life so I’m prepared for whatever happens. But the future isn’t something I have control over. How do I learn to let go and rest in God’s promise to handle it?
Indeed we have not only accommodated our lifestyles to mirror the world's attitudes, some have even developed a prosperity theology that promotes materialism and consumerism as a divine right.
Maturity is a choice. And it’s also a lifelong pursuit that brings you closer to being the person God meant you to be.