Be Content

  • 1 Timothy 6:6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.
  • Exodus 20:17 You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.
  • Philippians 4:11 …I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.

Contentment is a wonderful thing. It brings joy and peace. You need to look to God’s promises to know what belongs to you and then look to Him as your Source. The world offers much but it will leave you wanting. Contentment only comes in the will of God and not with status, money, and prestigious career titles. Focusing on Him and His plans for your life will bring contentment in a supernatural way.

Be content where God places you and with the plans He has for your life. Don’t look for the pulpit job unless you’re called to it. Don’t look for the prophet’s job if God has something else for you to do. Realize in your heart that the pulpit job has the same goal as the church greeter – to reveal Jesus to those they come in contact with. You will be happier doing what God has called you to do than anything else you may think would be better. You can excel where He places you and you can do great things as He’ll be with you. Look at the life of Stephen in the Book of Acts (chapters 6 and 7). He was called to wait on tables but he did great wonders and miraculous signs by doing what God wanted him to do.

How to be content in life:
  1. Do what God has called you to do where God has called you to do it. If you are not sure about being in the will of God, take time in prayer to ask Him where you should serve. Once you hear from Him, make any adjustments you need to based on His direction.
  2. Thank God for what you do have and what He’s tasked you with for His kingdom. Rejoice in that responsibility because the God of the universe, your Father, has specifically chosen you for that function at this time. Be all that you can be for Him as you do it. Whatever you do, do it unto the Lord.
  3. Make God’s will for your life, which includes spiritual growth, your only quest. As you grow spiritually in terms of your faith, love, perseverance, etc., it will also be a source of happiness and contentment in pleasing the Father.
  4. Spend time in the Word, in prayer, in praise and worship as well as praying in the Spirit. There is no better place than to be in the presence of God and it will also empower you to live the plans He has for your life.

Call to action:
If you are not content where you are at right now, determine if your discontentment is fleshly or spiritual. Are you doing what God is calling you to do? If not, true contentment will elude you until you do.

(See topic His Plans for Your Life.)