Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Two Key Attitudes!

But godliness with contentment is great gain. (1 Tim. 6:6) 

Contentment is something we must learn. It isn't a trait we're born with. But the question is how? In 1 Timothy 6 we find a couple of very practical answers to that question:

A current perspective on eternity:"For we have brought nothing into the world, so we cannot take anything out of it either" (v.7). 

A simple acceptance of essentials:"And if we have food and covering, with these we shall be content" (v.8). 

Both attitudes work beautifully. . . . But society's plan of attack is to create dissatisfaction, to convince us that we must be in constant pursuit for something "out there" that is sure to bring us happiness. . . . It says that contentment is impossible without striving for more. 

God's Word offers the exact opposite advice: Contentment is possible when we stop striving for more. Contentment never comes from externals. Never! 

The Finishing Touch 

"Contentment is possible when we stop striving for more" 

My friends, this must be one of the hardest pills that we will ever swallow! When the world is clamoring to all of us that we must strive to make it in business or anything else that life has to throw at us: How can we possibly learn to hand over the reigns of our lives to God in such a manner that we ultimately find contentment in Him and be at peace with where He has us at? I really need you to stop, think, and internalize the question that has just been asked. 

"Contentment never comes from externals. Never!" 

This comment my friends is also absolutely true! Don't get me wrong. There's absolutely nothing wrong with going to a friend or family member and ask for some kind of assistance. God also uses people like you and me to bring some type of spiritual awareness to the way we live out our lives. But we must all face the music too! In our feeble attempt to find contentment with only the people around us or any of the resources or services provided, we will experience disillusionment and discouragement. 

True contentment can only be found internally. No matter what it looks like on the exterior, we must find our "true north" in the form of God Himself and find comfort in knowing that He will never leave us nor forsake us when we are in lack. Do you lack financial security and stability? Are you in dire physical circumstances that prevent you from being able to work and have run out of government assistance? My dear friend, I highly recommend that you find contentment in God and God alone. Then and only then will you experience the peace that only God can provide in these very difficult times we live in. 

Be encouraged friends...God has already taken care of you! 

Thank you so much for reading this far my friends! May God continue to bless you and keep you in Jesus' mighty name! JESUS LOVES YOU AND SO DO I!!!...:-)