Devotions from Lisa McMinn’s book, The Contented Soul
Have you noticed how market forces manipulate us by trying to convince us that their products will give us the contentment for which we search? Advertising tries to make us believe that our lives would be so much better if we purchased their product. If we aren’t grounded in the message that our identity and contentment come from our souls that belong to God, then we can easily be persuaded that we can find identity and belonging by what we consume. Marketers try to get us to be loyal to their product and we are often walking advertisements of their products as we wear their labels. Even children are manipulated. Let us not forget who we are. We are souls! As souls we are created to enjoy that which is free and simple, and we have worth and dignity as those who belong to Him.