Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Godly Contentment


“Comparison is the death of contentment.” – Steven Furtick

You were feeling pretty good about your life until you Facebook creeped someone else’s.  Then like Chuck Norris, discontentment roundhouse kicks you in the face.  Your abilities seem average. Your bank account appears bleak. Your clothes become commonplace.  Your day looks dull.  Comparison is something that comes natural because as human beings we are competitive, but Christ is calling you and me to a life content in Him.  Paul wrote from his prison cell, “I have learned to be content with all that I have.” I heard someone joke that she is just trying to be content from her college dorm room bunk bed.  To reach that level of faith Paul had in Christ, for many of us it likely will not be easy.  Decide today to be intentional every day about reminding yourself and rehearsing to God just how thankful you are for every way He has blessed you.    

 [And it is, indeed, a source of immense profit, for] godliness accompanied with contentment (that contentment which is a sense of inward sufficiency) is great and abundant gain (1 Timothy 6:6, AMP). 

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