Contentment: A great Gain
For we dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with those who commend themselves. But they, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.- 2 Corinthians 10:12
Contentment and satisfaction are different from each other; contentment is that no matter where you are, you have the peace of God and it makes you grateful to God for what He has done for you. It gives you inward peace but it doesn’t mean that you should stop going forward. It doesn't hinder you from desiring an addition to your life.
The reason for the failure of men is that they start comparing themselves with one another, and he that compares himself with another is not wise. Though God wants to do in your future more than what He has done in your past you must also make a deliberate attempt to add value to your life. The sons of the prophet were no longer satisfied with where they were and they took a decisive step. They realized that the space they occupied was becoming too small but they didn't just wish for a change; they actually did their part by taking a definite action (2 Kings 6:1-2). Think about how to add some qualities to your life. What values are you adding to your life that will make things different from what they used to be? How do you want your life to end?
Some people never plan for their future; they only live for today, not minding what may happen in the future. Some women are even so foolish as to want to buy every cloth people offer them. Buy wisely; Do not spend your hard-earned money buying liabilities, get assets.
Many believers in this generation do nothing but to pray alone without any corresponding action. How can you claim to be a child of God yet, spend all you have today without thinking about the future? The level you are today is the worst level you can ever be. So, Do not give up, you can do more than what you are doing presently. I challenge you to do more so you can go further in life.
Wealth is a reward for the problem you solve for people so look around you and ask yourself how much of the wealth of the land is coming to you as a reward for what you are doing. Enough of blaming witches and wizard for the financial mess you find yourself; come out of your comfort zone and do more so God can have something to bless.
Gone are the days when women are to be catered for by men; your being a female is not an excuse for laziness. As a single brother or sister, if you believe God for a good partner, then you must also prepare yourself to be good enough so your prospective partner will not regret marrying you. Nobody is supposed to be a spectator criticizing others; after all, any fool can criticise. With the present economy all over the world, you cannot afford to be doing only one job. Create something so you can increase and be an employer of labour.
Prayer: I receive the grace to be a problem solver, solution provider; I receive eyes to see opportunities, problems I can solve, solutions I can provide and services I can render in JESUS NAME.
Further Reading: 1 Timothy 6:6
One-year Bible Reading Plan: Numbers 26:1-51; Luke 2:36-52; Psalm 60:1-12; Proverbs 11:15