Contentment, Satisfaction, Happiness

“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:

imagesD0KYSR82“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

 

untitled“It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.” ― Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

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?

About Jen

My name is Jen. I dream of ranching, writing and a clean kitchen. I know... the kitchen thing is pretty far-fetched. Welcome to my delightful chaos.
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