In this day and age contentment is not something that comes easily to people. Naturally I am always looking at what I think I need or things that would make my life better instead of seeking to be content in all circumstances I feel the need to complain and instead of being grateful I always find something that could be changed to make thing better. Or I look at the awesome things other people are doing and I wish that my life was more like theirs  Being content doesn't just have to do with things/possessions/money either it encompasses all of our life, it means being content with what we have, who we are and where we're going.

But God has called us to be content in all circumstances.

Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. -Philippians 4:11-12

Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content.   -1 Timothy 6:6-8 

Contentment means being satisfied and at peace with God's will in all situations. True contentment comes by comparing what we have to what our sins deserve and not by simply being thankful that you're better off than someone else. When we are content we are resting in the gospel and the fact that God has orchestrated all of our situations and that he has provided for us all that we need, and that everything that happens in our life will be for our good and God's glory.

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