“Godliness with contentment is great gain.” ~1 Timothy 6:6, NASB
Contentment: the state of satisfaction. Huh. Many of us, if we are honest, live in the words of The Rolling Stones; “I can’t get no satisfaction.” But God issues the command to live in contentment, and He also tells us not only does that command honor Him, but it’s good for us. (That’s usually the way those command things work. God does know what He’s talking about).
Contentment, satisfaction…happiness. Synonyms. Isn’t that interesting? Not ‘achievement, wealth, happiness.’ Not ‘status, position, happiness.’ Contentment, satisfaction, happiness. Consider the following quotes:
“Happiness is not a goal…it’s a by-product of a life well lived.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt
“Many people lose the small joys in the hope for the big happiness.” ― Pearl S. Buck
The power of attitude outweighs circumstance. Every. Time. I could be the most successful writer the world has ever known, gaining status and wealth and never be happy for lack of contentment. Or, I could never be known, never be read, never sell a book, and yet still live happily if chose contentment in the life God has given.
What will I choose today?