Are You Content?


If they obey and serve him [God], they will spend the rest of their days in prosperity and their years in contentment.

–Job 36:11 NIV

How content are you? Do you spend more time yearning for this or that than you do enjoying what you already have?

Apostle Paul writes in Philippians 4:12 (NIV): 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.

What was Paul’s secret? He says, I can do all this through him [God] who gives me strength (Philippians 4:13 NIV). And Hebrews 13:5 (NIV) tells us to Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”

Contentment, peace of mind and spirit, is found in our faith in God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—not luxury cars, mega-homes, designer clothes, or the latest gadgets.

Prayer Focus

  • Pray that you will value God’s attention more than the momentary attention you may receive from worldly possessions.
  • Pray for a mindset like Paul’s—that you will learn to be content in every situation.
Angela Shears

Angela Shears

Angela Rickabaugh Shears gives God all the glory for establishing her editing and writing business 15 years ago. She is excited and blessed to be involved with several Christian publishing companies and hundreds of Christian authors worldwide who are devoted to sharing God's message.
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