I Tim. 6:8-9 So if we have enough food and clothing, let us be content. But people who long to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many foolish and harmful desires that plunge them into ruin and destruction.
It’s hard to be content with what we have in life, isn’t it? We live in a culture that promotes discontentment. We are told daily that we don’t have enough, that life would be so much better if we had more and better things. We are conditioned to think that more is better. We live our lives with the distorted belief that a lot of "stuff" will satisfy our souls and then wonder why we can never find peace and joy in our living.
The trap of pursuing more is so subtle that few are even aware of its dangers. In order to get what we think we want we have to compromise so much of our souls. When corners are cut to get ahead they soon become a part of our thinking. When we let ourselves do things that we know are wrong for personal gain, we soon lose our consciousness about them being wrong. Soon we begin to do other things that are wrong in other areas of our lives and we become a people barely recognizable from whom we were before we started out on our journey.
It is imperative for the health of our souls that we operate always from godly principles. Compromising God’s ways for personal gain will not only damage, but eventually it will destroy our souls. We will become hardened to the truth and become enemies of God.
I challenge you to examine your heart today. Is there any area of your life where you have taken the easy and convenient path at the expense of the integrity of your heart? Are you living a godly life in all you do? Are you striving always to please God rather than yourself or others?
God blesses those who learn to be content and thankful with what He provides with peace and joy all the days of their lives.