contentment

Contentment

If you have read any of my books or have been following this blog for any amount of time, you know that I write quite a bit about contentment.

It is a simple concept, really, but so many people seem to struggle with it. I don’t really understand it because it is so simple, so easy. You just make up your mind to be content with what you have.

That’s the way it is for me anyway.

See, being content with what God has given you is a discipline. It isn’t much different from any other discipline. You have to work at it, stick with it and hone it until it is second nature.

I can tell you firsthand that there is nothing that compares to the peace that comes from true contentment. God said that He would give us, those who live for Him, what we need. He said He would never leave us nor forsake us.

This means that as long as we are plugged in to Jesus and trying our best to live for Him, He is going to make sure that our needs are met.

It is important, though, to understand the difference between what we need and what we want. Sometimes what we want is not what we need. In fact, I will take it a step even farther and say that sometimes getting the things that we want could destroy us.

And we have a wise, loving Father who knows this. He knows what is best for us and He wants what is best for us.

The stumbling block that many experience when it comes to contentment is actually trusting Him.

Do you trust God enough to turn your life over to Him and be content with Him plan for you? Do you trust that He knows what is best for you? Do you trust that He will give you all that you need (even if it isn’t all you want)?

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