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Choose Contentment

By Pastor Allen Jackson

Whoever loves money never has money enough;
whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income.
(Ecclesiastes 5:10)

Contentment has been an issue for people since almost the beginning of our story. The problem began in Genesis 3—we only made it through two chapters before we wanted more than the beautiful life that God had provided.

Discontentment is part of our fallen human nature, but for some of us it seems to rule our lives. Discontentment is like a corrosive acid that will eat through your soul. It will rob you of joy and pleasure and happiness.

Some of the saddest people I know are those who think if they could just get all the money they need their souls would be at peace and they would finally be content. But that is simply not true; money will not, cannot, make us content. We hear of wealthy people who take their own lives and wonder why. They seem to have every material blessing, but they are still so unhappy that life seems meaningless.

Contentment will not come to us through possessions. Contentment is a decision, a choice we make every day to be satisfied with God’s provision for our lives.


Do you struggle with discontentment? Begin writing down all the ways the Lord has blessed you, and thank Him for what He has done.


Heavenly Father, Your provision is a gift in my life—spiritually and materially—covering all I need. Forgive me for when I have either taken Your blessings for granted or been discontent. May I always find my satisfaction in You. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Pastor Allen Jackson
World Outreach Church



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