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  • Writer's pictureGrethe


To be content means to be satisfied with ones life. To accept ones circumstances and to be thankful for everything one has.

A contented person is not envious or jealous of what others have.

A contented person can rejoice when someone else receives a blessing, or promotion, or goes on a holiday, buys a new house or car etc.

A contented person has a serene and thankful heart.

A contented person has no fear or anxiety for the days ahead.

A contented person tells God their needs and trusts Him to provide.

A discontented person is not satisfied with ones life. Finds it hard to accept their circumstances.

A discontented person is always comparing themselves with others.

A discontented person is usually saying If I had this or if only that, or when so and so happens etc.

Jealousy and envy are also a sign of being discontent.

God's Word says in Philippians 4: 11-13 (MSG) (this is Paul speaking) Actually, I don't have a sense of needing anything personally. I've learned by now to be quite content whatever my circumstances. I'm just as happy with little as with much, with much as with little. I've found the recipe for being happy whether full or hungry, hands full or hands empty. Whatever I have, wherever I am, I can make it through anything in the ONE who makes me who I am.

The bottom line is, that, it is only in Jesus Christ that one finds true contentment. We cant find it in things, people or circumstances.


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