How do you look at other people’s lives? The above cliche characterizes a state of discontentment. So many people wait for the day when they will have a bigger house or a newer car, when they have lost weight, when they are out of debt or have a promotion and so on… Then they think, ” I will be happy.”
But, do those things bring happiness? Longing for a change of circumstances may be warranted, but only if you find contentment in your present situation. Read God’s truth in 1 Timothy 6:6-7 Now godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
In our search for greener pastures, we may discover that looks can be deceiving. After what appears to be our breakthrough, we can find ourselves in more debt while chasing the shiny new must haves. Ask yourself now, “Was it worth it?” You find your new boss is very demanding and nothing like the old boss you left behind. Now you find yourself working longer hours just to have the corner office. Discontentment surrounds you and you long for the way things once were. But, it is too late now.
At times we all have jumped over the fence only to later regret a hasty alternative. It would be wise to seek the Lord before you make decisions. Hebrews 13:5 Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Thank you, Lord, for supplying all my needs. Give me a thankful and contented heart.
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