Being Content…..

I am trying to make 2012 the year of contentment. I am not chasing after anything in this material world. For the past several years I have been chasing after degrees, babies, promotions, and other earthly things that I think I want, but never really finding the satisfaction I am craving. Contentment doesn’t come from getting everything you think you want it comes from realizing how much you already have and how blessed you already are. 

Many people in society today tend to be very materialistic. It seems that it does not matter how much we have we still want more. I don’t want to be that person. I don’t want my contentment to be based on my material possessions or my status in life. I want my contentment to be based on the knowledge I have that if I have Jesus I have EVERYTHING.

This year I will focus more on the blessings that I have and being content with where I am in life at this moment in time.

Verse to focus on: Hebrews 15:5 – 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.”

2 Responses to “Being Content…..”

  1. Lindsay Oktavec says:

    I love your blog and all your articles.

    This one especially encouraged me. Yesterday I was just thinking that I need to write down a list of all my blessings instead of worrying and focusing on what I don’t have/want. 🙂

  2. Donna says:

    Thank you Lindsay. I am so glad that I can be an encouragement to others. I recently started reading a book called “Calm my Anxious Heart” by Linda Dillow— it is a great read and focuses on how to be content in our world and lives.