CONTENTMENT: The process of being satisfied, gratified, happy, cheerful, and joyful.
That said… Are you CONTENT? It is often said that we should be “content” with what we have… and I’m all for that. But, it’s not what I have… that, necessarily …gives me contentment. The CHALLENGE of achieving my goal, is what gives me CONTENTMENT. It’s the fight, not just the win. I’ve always had to PROVE myself, throughout my entire life… so my motives are not the same as most people.
Winning, making a profit, making a sale, or closing on a good deal…. all of these are the RESULT of … accepting the challenge… and the thrill of achieving the corresponding success. My most important challenge TODAY, and one that gives me the most CONTENMENT… is serving my Lord God, Jesus Christ. My challenge is doing His will…. And, PLEASING Our Father God. This is what brings me true CONTENTMENT. And, no… you’re right, it has not always been that way…. But, it is what’s important, today. Serving others… is SERVING God. Serving God… is the ultimate source of contentment.
We are told in… 1 Timothy 6:6 – But godliness actually is a means of great gain when accompanied by contentment. And… The Apostle James tells us… in 1:2-4 – Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
So, to me….CONTENTMENT is in the “heart of the beholder.” ….And YES, we can… and should, find contentment in all that is around us… our family, our friends, peers and co-workers, our career… and our spiritual pursuits.
Many blessings, as we all seek CONTENTMENT in holding Jesus Christ in our hearts. ….cjlb… 12/17/2017