Are You Content?.

A day does not go by that I do not have a conversation with someone whose life is being affected by their lack of contentment in their life. Everyday. And with each conversation I have to remind myself that there is a difference in someone who is not content because they want to work to better themselves and someone who expects God or the world to magically change things in their favor. Please do not interpret this to mean that God does not intervene and answer true, repentant prayers from His faithful because He can and does. However, most times He gives us the strength to persevere and handle our life situations rather than change them for us. God expects us to help ourselves. And He does want us to prosper and better our lives, but we must often work for that to happen – we can be content where we are in life, yet still desire to be more complete. Whether it is the desire to better our physical place in life, mend a relationship, or start in a new place (mentally or physically), we must be faithful to Him and patient. And remember this, complacency is the opposite of contentment. If you become complacent with your place in life, no matter your age, you will never find true contentment. In Psalm 37: 3-4, David reminds us, “Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”