Many women of all ages love to shop. A lot of them even shop to make themselves happy and temporarily forget about their problems. I myself used to be one of them, and I know some that still do. There’s no doubt that for many women, shopping gives them a quick feeling. It can even be like a temporary high.
As Christian women this is wrong for several reasons. Excessive shopping and spending is gluttony, which is a sin. Not turning to God for comfort and refuge is also a sin. There’s also the fact that there’s nothing physical on this earth that we can take to heaven with us. It’s also selfish and shows a lack of self control.
Shopping can be a lot of fun, but there are plenty of others ways we can be happy that will make God happy too. Such things include volunteering time or services, worshiping God, praying, helping frends/family, giving to those in need, taking care of our health, etc.
Constantly shopping for things that are unneeded only leads to an empty wallet, and the happiness eventually fades away. The devil likes to tempt and test us, and shopping is a way he likes to test the will power and self control of many women.
If you have a constant shopping habit, remember that it’ll only leave you with a room or rooms full of clutter and a empty bank account. Look to God to make you happy not malls and stores.