A not-so-final examination on finding contentment
“Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.’ So we can confidently say, ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?” Hebrews 13:5-6
The remedy to the love of money, possessions, knowledge, etc., is contentment, which comes only when we trust in God’s sovereignty. When we realize that God is the source of our satisfaction and he is in complete control, then we will step in to a rushing surge of peace and contentment.
This means that I have to give up control, which is extremely difficult for me to do as a leader. When my current situations are not going great, I have to trust that God, in his sovereignty, is going to take care of what I’m going through. He loves us too much to leave us and forsake us. This also means that I need to learn to be grateful for what I have instead of always wanting what is new and different.
Has the love of “new” and “different” created a barrier in your relationship with God?