The world we live in wants us to believe we never have enough. The enemy has designed our life on earth as a constant quest for the unattainable. The more we have, the more we want. It’s a never-ending search for something that doesn’t exist in this world. The contentment we seek can only be found in God. “For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.” (1 Timothy 6:7-8) When we find our contentment in our relationship with God, there is no longing for an endless supply of more. Only God can provide the peace of mind we are ultimately searching for. “Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” (Psalm 37:4) Worldly possessions tend to fade over time, but our connection with God is eternal.
There is nothing in this world that holds its value the way our relationship with God does. Everything eventually degrades into an outdated, overused, or no longer reliable relic of the past. However, our God is always there to walk with us through all the ups and downs of life. Our God is the one constant that we can always rely on. “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8) Praise God for sending His Son to point the way into the light of truth. Praise God for providing us with an eternal existence in His presence. Nothing in this world compares to this astonishing gift from God.
Every moment of worldly dissatisfaction is nothing more than a desire to be closer to God. Every missed opportunity that leads to unfulfilled expectations is nullified when we rest in the loving arms of God. When we feel unwanted or alone, we only need to turn to God and realize He is always with us. “God is faithful, who has called you into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.” (1 Corinthians 1:9) There is nothing in this world that we can truly count on. God is our only constant source of sustained comfort and contentment. When we let go of our worldly desires and focus our lives on moving closer to God, everything changes. “Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.” (Colossians 3:1)
We grow our relationship with God through prayer, Bible study, worship, and fellowship with other believers. Ultimately, we grow our relationship with God by following in the footsteps of Jesus. Serving God by serving others is the fulfillment of our connection to God and will supply us with a deep sense of satisfaction, comfort, and joy. There is no accumulation of wealth that can compare to the benefits obtained through our service to God. “Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5) Our walk with God will keep us humble, filled with gratitude, dedicated to a fulfilling purpose, and eternally grateful. When we seek the will of God rather than the empty promises of this world, we discover the true meaning of contentment.
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