“Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am.” – Philippians 4:11
Advertisers would have us believe that their product is the key to finding fulfillment and happiness.
Television, magazines, and social media… are all shouting the message that we simply need more stuff. They want us to believe that these “things” are truly essential to our happiness.
Well, I’ve got news for you. Seeking satisfaction in things will never bring contentment; it just leads to further dissatisfaction. We will always want the next new thing; we will never be satisfied.
So, how do we find contentment? Like so many other things, contentment is a choice – it’s a by-product.
The apostle Paul, a man who experienced more than his share of difficulty in life, said, “I have learned to be content regardless of my circumstances.” What was his secret? Jesus. It was in his relationship with Jesus Christ that Paul finally found contentment no matter his circumstances. It was a by-product of his relationship with Jesus Christ, his Savior and Lord.
And the same is true for the rest of us. So, stop wrestling with the fear of missing out (FOMO) on more stuff. Through Christ, we all have the opportunity to find true contentment, no matter life’s circumstances.
Now that you know, why not embrace a life of contentment today?
Written by Bryant Wright, Founder, Right From The Heart