"The Need For More vs. Contentment"
Contentment is vastly underrated today in a world that’s driven by the need to always have more. It’s so easy for greed to replace contentment (I Timothy 6:6-10). Contentment is an attitude of the heart (Ecclesiastes 5:10; Matthew 6:24). It has less to do with what you have and more about how you feel about it — it’s about your attitude (I Timothy 6:11-12). It begs the question if we are rich in the things of this world or the things of God (Matthew 6:19-20; Philippians 4:10-13). The secret to contentment is having a heart of gratitude. It shines light on areas in which God has blessed us. Comparison is the thief of joy, and to be content we need to stop competing and comparing. There is so much He has blessed us with, and when we sit back and think on all the things. He has given us and done for us, we can enjoy the contentment that comes with being a child of God.
2) Am I comparing myself with others? How is that impacting me emotionally?
3) In what areas of my life has God blessed me?