What does it mean, 'to be content'? Does it mean that you blindly accept what you have been
giving in life with no desire to obtain/grow/know/do more? Does it mean that you get 'just enough' and then sit back in your easy chair content with just that? Does one's level of contentment suite
just them or is it one size fits all? Can contentment become stagnant or does it grow?
I believe contentment ...is a state of mind that prevents one from becoming anxious, fearful, worried, hurried, greedy,
prideful, or regretful for what they do/have/know. However, I believe that contentment grows with us as we grow, after all anything living grows & changes.
Those things that you were content with several years ago are not gravesites for your then progress. No, they were benchmarks for where you had arrived then; but your desire to grow should have
produced a level of contentment for where you are now as well as where you will be in the future. Contentment should have growth marks demonstrating your level of growth and maturity.
You see, contentment is like humility. It is a position of the heart, mind, and will of a person. It says, "For what I have been blessed with today, I am content in knowing it is precisely what is
needed for me (like the manna that fell from the heavens), but I know on tomorrow I will have needs. Therefore, in what I obtain tomorrow, I will also therein be content. When I lay my head down
tonight, I will not fret, worry, complain, moan, or grumble for what I have, because my heart is content with the fruit of the seeds of my efforts. Should I feel on tomorrow, that more was required
today, I will earnestly put forth an effort to do my part in obtaining that 'more'. Should I arrive at that goal or should I fail, I will humbly find contentment in what I have received." Contentment
allows us to find peace in the harvest of the seeds we have planted in life.
Contentment should never substitute being lazy, without goal, no motivation, without vision, or as one who lacks ambition. Rather, contentment should be the cherry on top of the dessert for that
individual who gave their all towards their goal and they have the sweet satisfaction of knowing their efforts were productive. Not that we need more nor desire to be great, but should more or
greatness come our way, even then, we shall be content. Godliness with contentment is great great gain! Be blessed today in the fruit of your labors.