Thursday, June 12, 2014

Forever Discontented!

Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consists not in the abundance of the things which he possesses. (Lk. 12:15) 

Let's take a brief look at greed. Practically speaking, greed is an inordinate desire for more, an excessive, unsatisfied hunger t opossess. Like an untamed beast, greed grasps, claws, reaches, clutches, and clings---stubbornly refusing to surrender. The word enough is not in the beast's vocabulary. Akin to envy and jealousy, greed is nevertheless distinct. Envy wants to have what someone else possesses. Jealousy wants to possess what it already has. But greed is different. Greed is forever discontented and therefore insatiably craving, longing, wanting, striving for more, more, more. . . . 

That's the whole point of greed. You'll want more and more of something that really isn't good for you. And in the getting of it, you'll suffer the painful consequences. That's why Jesus warns, "Beware. Be on your guard. This thing is like a cancer---an insatiable leech that will suck the life right out of you." Enough will never be enough. 


Living Above the Level of Mediocrity 

Man! I cannot stand discontent from either myself or from anyone for that matter. Discontentment within me or anyone else reveals the immense immaturity with us spiritually, emotionally, and mentally. As a result of the discontent, other areas of our lives and the lives of those who are content will be negatively impacted. 

Granted, I'm confident that all of us have had moments where we have been discontented about something at one point in our lives or another. Quite frankly, you may be discontented about something or someone as you read this post. If that happens to be the case, it is never too late to go from being discontent to contentment. 

All we need to do is stop holding on to whatever or whomever it is that is the source of that discontent and give all your cares to God in prayer. The letting go is what frees us from being "forever discontented".Remember friends, discontentment is like a cancer that radically and negatively impact your life like very few negative attitudes can. Are you ready to break free from being "forever discontented"? Then get your act together and give that spirit of discontent over to God in prayer after you finish reading this post. I also highly recommend that you share this post with all of the people that you love, family and friends alike!

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