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When I read these words the other day (which I've read before many times) I was pierced through to my spirit:
Now godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition.1 Timothy 6:6-9I realized I've slowly, bit by bit, allowed myself to be ensnared. I've longed for a house since we've been married and I allowed that longing to take over, stealing my joy and contentment. It happened so gradually I didn't even fully realize what was happening until I read those words. I thank God for His profitable Word.
This discontentment was slowly dragging me down, bit by bit, day by day and began to affect every part of my life. I've finally recognized it for what it is (sin) and am determined that with the grace of the Holy Spirit I can repent and move on and strive to be content in every area of my life. Part of that includes contentment with what God has allowed into my life at this time in my life as well as the possessions I have.
Starting tomorrow, I'll be working on something new for my blog that will be emphasizing being content with what we have. I hope that sharing my experience will be profitable for someone else and I encourage you invite God to search out your heart for any discontentment. It is a poison that can spread and affect many parts of your life. May God bless you with wisdom as we start a brand new week full of brand new opportunities!