Thursday, March 3, 2011

Are you content? Or do you always want more?

Have you ever wanted something so badly that you felt as if you couldn't stand it?  As a kid, it could be a toy that you want badly. As an adult it could be a bigger house, promotion at work, just more "stuff" in general. Many people, including me, just are not happy unless they get what they want. But most of the time when they do get what they want, they quickly find out it's not all that it's cracked up to be. This world is very dissatisfied with a lot of things and never content.
The bible talks about contentment and what true contentment is. For example, Paul talks about contentment with your job- About respecting your boss- whether they are a Christan or not. That we are to respect them because not doing so would be a bad example of a Christan and drag God's name in the mud. It is possible that the Christan worker might be the only Christan that the boss, or even coworkers, come in contact with. If you, being a Christan, are whiny and disrespectful what kind of example are you being. We are to be an example to others- all the time. Others should see Jesus in us. Even when we are around our Christan friends, don't let your guard down.

Godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and we can not take anything with us. But if we have food and clothes, we should be content. When people what to get rich- they fall into temptation and a trap- this trap is consumed with foolish and harmful desires that plunge them into ruin and destruction. The love of money is the root of evil. Truthfully money not the root of evil, it is a symbol of currency. It has not spirit, and there is nothing good or bad about it. It is the love of money that is the root of evil. We should not worry about spending a lot of money on our children, husbands, family but we should focus on our relationship with that child or family member. If you want true contentment then all you need is to be concerned with getting to know God more.