Are You Content?

August 2, 2012 by

Are You Content?

I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. – Phillipians 4:11-12


In our consumer driven society, it’s easy to think that we need stuff. We need stuff to be like everyone else. We need stuff because we don’t want to fix what we broke. We need stuff that no other people before us needed to survive.

What happens when we get so focused on acquiring things that we make ourselves to busy to enjoy life? Is our quality of life really dependent on the amount of stuff we have?

Some of the most joyful people I know are content with what they have. Their thoughts are not consumed by what they don’t have. Their hearts and minds are free to live and love. They have a peace about them that draws you in.

Some of the most miserable people I know have all the latest gizmos and gadgets and cars and clothes, but they lack that peace and contentment.

What about you? Are you content? Or is stuff stopping you from living? 

Comments (1)


  1. Becky K says:

    Ah, a common struggle – and yet I agree with you, the happiest people I know are the ones who aren’t consumed by their possessions. Sadly, they’re also the people who learned this the hard way – through loss. I want to learn contentment in my blessings, so that I can rest in it when the hard days come. Visiting from Thought Provoking Thursday!

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