Do You Find Contentment in Your Life?
Contentment can mean a lot of different things to different people. For example, someone might find contentment eating large amounts of food, or drinking mass quantities of alcohol, or being content doing nothing.
On the other hand, others find comfort and peace in the scriptures which would be a better gauge in determining where true contentment comes from. Are you ready to find contentment in your life? How are you finding your satisfaction in your life? Whatever is making you feel content, be sure that it is something that honors God, because if it does not honor God, you are wasting your time. Apostle Paul talked about being content is all his situations in life, either good or not so good. ~ Bill Greguska
What is The Secret of Contentment?
A grateful heart is a beginning of greatness. It is an expression of humility. It is a foundation for the development of such virtues as prayer, faith, courage, contentment, happiness, love, and well-being. ~ James E. Faust
Proverbs 30:7-9 “Two things I ask of you, Lord; do not refuse me before I die: Keep falsehood and lies far from me give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread. Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you and say, ‘Who is the Lord?’ Or I may become poor and steal, and so dishonor the name of my God.
Godliness With Contentment is Great Gain!
If you are anything like me, I when I find myself most content, it is either when I focus on being thankful for what I have, or when I can accept that I do not have what I believe that I need. Below are some great tips to find contentment in life. I learned that running after abusing unhealthy things such as drugs, alcohol, food or anything else is no longer the way it needs to be, and I can try to be content in whatever situation I am.
The Find Contentment To Do List:
- Develop a thought out a plan for whatever money you have. We all are at different economic levels. On whatever level He has placed you, live within those means and be thankful for everything.
- Develop some plan to give to others that does not only mean sharing your money but also your time, talents, tears and energies.
- Develop your priories and write them on paper. There are more Christians than you can imagine that are discontent. Not because they are not doing well, but because others have more or are doing so-called better. Too often people look at what they don’t have and become dissatisfied and discontented, instead of being thanking God for what they do have and being content with what He has supplied in their life.
- Develop a positive, thankful attitude. It is remarkable that living in America, and we could ever think that God has failed us materially. That approach is possible only when we allow Satan to convince us to compare ourselves to others. The primary defense against this attitude is praise to God. Satan uses lavishness and waste to create discontent and selfish ambition. Thankfulness is a state of mind, not an accumulation of things. Until you can honestly thank God for what you have and be willing to accept God’s provision the way He has chosen, contentment will never be possible.
- Develop and be sure to Seek God’s will. “More than that, I count all things to be a loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ” (Philippians 3:8).
- Develop an attitude of gratitude, and you will find so much more contentment is doing so. “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18 Don’t focus on your circumstances or what you don’t have, focus on what you do have and thank God for it! Until God gives you something different, we need to be content with what you have and do not have.
- Develop trust in God’s promise. “The peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” Philippians 4:7.
Related Pages of Encouragement:
A Special Link for a Little Extra Encouragement
Find Contentment and Gratitude in Your Life!
More About How to Find Contentment:
God’s plan for peace can be found in the Scriptures. Bible teaches about the dangers of material riches, God’s Word does not teach that poverty is God’s alternative. God shows us that money is a tool to use in accomplishing His goals and plan for us. If we are to find true contentment, we must establish some basic guidelines.
Contentment is so very far from many people who it seems that they will never be able to find it or be at peace. However, contentment is not something that must be searched for high and low to be found. It is an attitude of the heart. Once the position has been changed and has been transferred to God, contentment will be right there for you to have.
The Find Contentment Not To Do List:
- Do not compare yourself to others because that is unproductive. 2 Cor. 10:12 Don’t compare your job, your body, your friends, your spouse, with what other people have it is better just to admire them instead.
- Do not let the spirit of fear attack us. One of the most useful tools used by Satan against people is the question, “What if?” Dedicated people get trapped into hoarding because they fear the “What if?” of we do not have enough money, worried about retirement, thoughts about a possible disability or unemployment, economic collapse, and so on.
- Do not put your hope in money, which is so very uncertain. Rather put your faith in God because He is the one who blesses you!
Please contact us if you have any questions or comments or would just like some encouragement?
Revenge, lust, ambition, pride, and self-will are too often exalted as the gods of man’s idolatry; while holiness, peace, contentment, and humility are viewed as unworthy of a serious thought. ~ Charles Spurgeon
Hebrews 13:5 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”