He has seen his prisoners. They have "need." They always need something. They want something bigger. More beautiful. Faster. Thinner. They need.

They don't need much. They only want one thing. A new job. A new car. A new house. A new wife. They don't want much. Just one thing.

With just "one thing" they will be happy. And they are right: they will be happy.

When they have "one thing" they will get out of prison. Then something happens. The new car smell fades. The new job gets old. Neighbors buy a bigger TV. The new wife has bad habits. The spark fades, and before you know it, another ex-con breaks his word and returns to prison.

Are you in prison? Yes, if you feel better when you have more and worse when you have less. Yes, if your joy is one delivery away, one transfer away, one award away, or one renewal away.

If your happiness comes from something you deposit, drive, drink or eat, admit it: you are in a prison, the prison of necessity.

That's the bad new.

The good news is that you have a visitor. And your visit has a message that can give you freedom. Go to the visiting room.

Take a seat, and see the psalmist David on the other side.

He beckons for her to lean toward him. “I have a secret to tell you,” he whispers, “the secret of satisfaction:“ Jehovah is my shepherd; I shall lack nothing ”” (Psalm 23.1).

David has found the pastures where discontent will die. It is as if he were saying: "What I have in God is greater than what I do not have in life."
Lucado, M. (2001). Lighten your luggage. Nashville: Caribe-Betania Editores.

Get out of that Prison today and live with joy and satisfaction. Real satisfaction is not in things, but in God who fills everything. DO NOT continue to be imprisoned and be Free in Him.

And the tree of the field will give its fruit, and the land will give its fruit, and they will be on their land safely; and they will know that I am Jehovah, when I break the ties of their yoke, and deliver them from the hand of those who use them. Ezekiel 34:27

Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast him into the den of lions. And the king said to Daniel: May your God, whom you continually serve, may he deliver you. Daniel 6:16