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5 ways of being CONTENT: With The Life God Has Given You!

Updated: Mar 10, 2021

#content #peace #joyful #fruitsofthespirit

God laid it on my heart to talk about being Content.

For the year 2019, I struggled with being content.

Its been so hard but I’m so thankful that God helped me to see the light.

I hope that this blog post helps you to be more content.

I hope this helps you be more joyful and at peace with the life that God has given you.

Being content within yourself

We live in a world where we are told that we are not enough very early in our lives.

Through television programming and the internet, we are programmed at an early age to think that we are not enough.

We are taught to want and need more, more and more things to be better than our regular selves.

We are told these things will help us feel better and to look better.

As for me growing up, I never felt good enough; at school or at home.

At home, I was told I did not talk enough.

At school, I was told I wasn’t pretty enough.

If we grow up not feeling content WITHIN ourselves, how can we be content with the life that God has given us?

Being content with the job (career path) and life

God chose for you

Because of bad management, greed and selfishness in the 9 to 5 work place, everyone wants to be an entrepreneur but what if that’s not the portion God has for you?

What if God wants you to be a teacher, or work at Walmart, instead of being a doctor or a lawyer?

However, what if God HAS called you to be an entrepreneur?

What if God wants you to be become a spouse and stay at home parent?

Would you be ok with that?

Are you fully surrendered to God and ALL the plans that he has for your life?

The world says do whatever feels good (even though it is NOT good for us)!

Sometimes we get so caught up in the ways of the world.

We drown out God’s voice.

We silence the holy spirit and we wonder why we are not content.

We should try our hardest to listen to God and allow him to lead our lives.

God's plans for you are perfect and good!

We have to trust God, let him lead and grow in the area of contentment.

^^^ Summary of the paragraphs above ^^^

1. We are born in a world, being told we are not enough, which leads to discontentment.
2. In every stage of life, instead of being present, listening to God's plans and letting holy spirit guide us through life; we choose to think about what we want and our worldly ambitions, which leads to discontentment.
3. Lastly, sometimes we are discontent with the portion (the life) that God gives us.