“Yet true godliness with contentment is itself great wealth. After all, we brought nothing with us when we came into the world, and we can’t take anything with us when we leave it.” 1 Tim 6:6-7 NLT
God is more interested in your character than your comfort. He’s not going to give you things if you haven’t learned the principle of contentment first.
Contentment is not a lack of ambition. It’s not a lack of goals. Contentment means your happiness doesn’t depend on your circumstances.
How do you eliminate discontent? You eliminate the cause - comparing. Too many people constantly compare themselves with others.
Whenever you compare, you’re going to become discontent.
Contentment does not come naturally; it is something we have to learn. If we do this, God promises to meet all our needs.
One of the greatest secrets in learning to be content is to realize that nothing you have is really yours.
When you understand that you’re just a manager of whatever God has given you, and you hold it with an open hand, it’s hard to be discouraged when you see someone thrive.
When you do that, you can learn to celebrate the successes of others, instead of envying them.
Father, help me to be content with whatever You have given me IJN.