What is contentment?
Contentment is learning to be satisfied with what you have, rather than chasing after what you want in the hopes that you will be happy.
As a matter of fact, In scripture, Ecclesiastes 6:9 tells us…
It is better to be satisfied with what you have than to be always wanting something else.
In other words, instead of being jealous and envious of what others have and you want. You can start being grateful for what you do have. Instead of complaining about how life’s unfair and how much better your life would be if you had more. Take a moment and just thank God for all the gifts and blessings that you have been given.
Let’s face it. Envy and jealousy always lead us into believing that if life was just a little better or different in some way, then we could be happy, content and at peace.
But here’s the thing. Sadly, feelings of envy and jealousy are never satisfied and can never lead to contentment. In all ways, envy and jealousy are the habits of wanting more.
The Truth About Contentment and Happiness!
Believe it or not, contentment and happiness is a choice. You only get to be as happy as you choose to be. And if you aren’t happy with what you have and are doing now. Then odds are you aren’t going to be happy when you have more either.
On the other hand, developing a sense of gratitude and thankfulness takes the pressure off life. You begin to focus less on what you want and more on the blessings you already have.
Remember, this is the day that the Lord has made.
That’s why it’s so important that you spend time in prayer thanking God for all the blessings in your life. Because the more you give thanks to God for all that you have. The more you will begin to realize more and more blessings in your life.
Of course, it’s also important that you understand that desire and wanting are not the same thing. Truth be told, the more time you spend in prayer and meditation. The more you will begin to become aware of your heart’s desire. And when that desire comes into your awareness, that when you will find the ambition to fulfill your heart desires.
Your heart’s desires are God’s desires. God has put those goals and ambitions in your hearts and wants you to realize and experience them.
In the end, contentment and happiness is yours if you so choose. All you must do is be willing to let go of resentment, jealously and envy. And then remember to be grateful for and give thanks for all that you have and all that you do.