WRITTEN BY Victoria
“Godliness with contentment is great gain.” 1 Timothy 6:6
My story is this: I am a simple woman plagued with dreams, which have felt and now I know are out of my control. I’ve learned dreams can cause you to wander if not daily brought under control. Now, control does not mean death; control simply means discipline. Discipline paves a straight path for our lives. I imagine, had I followed every dream and lived my life on a whim, I’d be in some major irreversible mess right now. As I approach my 30th year (many more months to go but ya girl is ready for a new decade!) I believe I have the hindsight to see better than ever.
Contentment is the by-product of devotion to God.
The contentment mentioned above is not a pacifier of dream, ambition or desire. Instead, contentment produces the soundness of mind necessary to bring order, to the often untamed and chaotic parts of our lives.
Here is how another translation reads the Biblical text, “Devotion to God is, in fact, a way for people to be very rich, only if it makes them satisfied with what they have.”
You want to inventory your life in Christ? Check your contentment level.
Our achievements, possessions and accolades do not constitute everything worth living for. It is a crooked system that would encourage devotion to God only to get what you want. True life in Christ must be accompanied with contentment. Devotion to God (godliness) leads to contentment (satisfaction & peace) which is to our gain and ultimately our success.
I have come to a point in my life where I’ve resolved to not allow past experiences, present happenings or future hopes to hinder my contentment.
If we shift our focus away from the source of all good things, we deny ourselves the true blessing of God.
Wherever these words land, I’m praying for you reader. To know true life in Christ (godliness) manifesting contentment (satisfaction and peace) that surpasses the broken systems of our world, empowers our work and blazes a trail for our future hope.
Grace & peace,