Friday, January 16, 2015

An Attitude Of Satisfaction!

Labor not to be rich: cease from your own wisdom. (Prov. 23:4) 

To the surprise of many people, the Bible says a great deal about money. It talks about earning and spending,, saving and giving, investing and even wasting our money. But in none of this does it ever come near to suggesting that money brings ultimate security. . . . 

If there were one great message I could deliver to those who struggle with not having an abundance of this world's goods, it would be this simple yet profound premise for happiness. For a moment, let's go at it backwards, from right to left. 

That which constitutes great wealth is not related to money. It is an attitude of satisfaction ("enough is enough") coupled with inner peace (an absence of churning) plus a day-by-day, moment-by-moment walk with God. Sounds so simple, so right, so good, doesn't it? In our world of more, more, more . . . push, push, push . . . grab, grab, grab, this counsel is long overdue. In a word, the secret is contentment

Strengthening Your Grip 

In order for us to have an attitude of satisfaction, we must first have a spirit of contentment. My dear friends, I have always had a small hint that this was the case, but didn't become an actual realization until I have read the above devotional. The realization dawned upon me when I have taken notice that I have often placed more stock on finding satisfaction on external things than those things that came from within me. 

In order for me to have an attitude of satisfaction, I must first be content with who I am in Christ and Christ alone. Is there definitely room for both in my life right now? Yes. I have also come to the understanding that this is an ongoing process during the rest of my life and into eternity. It is only when I finally hear the words "Well done, my good and faithful servant." that I will find wholeness in satisfaction and contentment. The source of my satisfaction and contentment doesn't come from external sources, but from within. Do you desire to have an attitude of satisfaction? Find contentment in Christ first. My dear friends, this is a challenge for all of us. Be encouraged! 

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!!!!. . . . :-).