Wednesday October 12, 2016
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
My dream car is a Black Cadillac Escalade, and it has been for years. My reality car is my 2002 Jeep Cherokee given to me by my grandma when I was a sophomore in high school. Don’t get me wrong, I am appreciative of having Sterling (the name for my Jeep), but it’s still not an Escalade. I feel as if they pull up next to me at stoplights, or park next to me at grocery stores just to taunt me.
Is there something that you want? Is there something someone else has, but you don’t? Contentment can be a hard thing. It can be hard to be 100% satisfied with what you have. Sometimes it’s hard to be content with where you are, what you’re doing, and who you’re doing it with.
Not being content has to break God’s heart. He sees us desire what others have, instead of being overjoyed with what we’ve been given. Being discontent says, “You’re good God, but you could be better because you’ve withheld a blessing from me.” That’s not how God works. God doesn’t withhold good things from his children.
Are you content with all that God has given you? Believe it or not, if I had a black Escalade delivered at my door today I still would be discontent. Friend, you will never receive true joy if you are chasing after things that will never satisfy. You will never be content until you are fully at rest with Christ himself.
Prayer: Lord, allow me to realize the blessings that you have given me. Thank you for the things that I forget to thank you for. I want my heart to be fully content in you. In your name I pray, Amen!