Are you CONTENT? We are often told that we should be “contented” 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 a good deal….all of these are just the RESULT of accepting the challenge. What my most important challenge TODAY is; serving my Lord God, Jesus Christ. My challenge is doing His will. My challenge is PLEASING God. These are the things that make me CONTENT…today. No, you’re right, it’s not always been that way…. But, what’s important, today, is that….that’s the way it is NOW.
We are told in1 Timothy 6:6 – But godliness actually is a means of great gain when accompanied by contentment. 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.”
Happy Valentine’s Day, and many blessings….cjlb… 2/14/15