Contentment Equals Great Gain

Friday I was talking to one of my coworkers and he was telling me about his daughter. He described to me what she was going to be for Halloween. He told me that she was going to be Elsa from the movie Frozen. My coworker went on to explain to me how his daughter only had a few items to make up her costume and, even though she didn’t have everything she could have wanted to make up her Halloween costume, she was content with what she had. My coworker said that when he saw this he couldn’t help but want to bless his daughter. So he went out and bought her the whole costume in order for her to be Elsa.

After I thought about what my coworker had told me about his daughter for a little while, I was reminded about how our relationship with God is the same way. This was such a great example of how our Heavenly Father looks at us. Just like my coworker couldn’t help but bless his daughter when he saw how content she was with what she had, God can’t help but open up the windows of Heaven and pour out blessings on us when He sees how content we are with what we have. The apostle Paul explains this very truth to his protege Timothy when he writes “But godliness with contentment is great gain” in I Timothy 6:6. When we can find contentment in the things we have, God will continue to bless us. God is a good God who gives good gifts to His children. He smiles upon us when He sees us content with what He has gave us.

If we can take our eyes off of what others have and can be satisfied with what God has given us, our Heavenly Father won’t be able to hold back from blessing us with more. His grace is sufficient. His peace is perfect. His protection is secure. His promise is true. His provision is limitless. His love never fails. He is waiting to pour these out on us. The key to unlocking these blessings is being content.

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