People talk about contentment and I have often wondered what the real definition of content could be. Can one ever be content? What are the differences between content, satisfaction and ambition? I was reading my devotion this morning –Joyce Meyer: Promises for Your Everyday Life – a Daily Devotional – and the subject matter was ‘Living with Contentment and Satisfaction’. She defined content as ‘being satisfied to the point where nothing disturbs you no matter what’s going on, but not satisfied to the point that you never want any change.’ I found her definition enlightening. Read below and see how it shapes your understanding.
Have a brilliant day. I hope it illuminates your understanding too.
Living with Contentment and Satisfaction
The Bible says that godliness accompanied with contentment is great and abundant gain. What I take from that is, a godly person who is content is in the very best place he can possibly be.
Joy doesn’t come from having your circumstances in order and under control; it comes from what’s in your heart. For example, the world is full of people who have what they think they want, and they’re still not happy. In fact, some of the most unhappy people in the world are people who seem to “have it all.”
Contentment is not about fame or being well-known, how much money you have, your position at work or your social circle. It’s not found in your level of education or what side of the tracks you were born on. Contentment is a heart attitude.
There’s nobody happier than a truly thankful person, a truly content person. The word content means ‘being satisfied to the point where nothing disturbs you no matter what’s going on, but not satisfied to the point that you never want any change.’
We all want to see things get better. But where you are right this minute doesn’t have to disturb you. You can choose to believe that God is working and things are changing, and you will see the result of it in due time.
Life is all about the choices we make, so choose contentment and satisfaction every single day of your life. You won’t go wrong when you do.
Prayer Starter: God, I want to be content and satisfied with where I am, right here, right now. Give me the strength to choose to be content every single day.
NB: I use the Bible App ‘You Version’.