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True Contentment: A Virtue Worth Embracing Wholeheartedly

True Contentment 3Embracing true contentment requires us to make a conscious disassociation with the dependence on material goods. Sounds difficult, doesn’t it? Yet, if we are to obtain true contentment, then we must place our dependence on God. We must believe that He will provide all that we need, to get us through this life.

As Christians, we are the living example of hope in Christ. If we are too busy putting our stock in material goods, rather than faith in God, then how do you think we come across to non-believers? If we are not satisfied with what the Lord provides, then where is our trust and faith in God as a living example to others? Why should any non-Christian, or fallen away Christian, want to embrace the Christian faith, if we ourselves are hypocritical and lack faith?

To obtain true contentment…

…we need to open our hearts, minds and souls to God. We need to allow Him to grace us with what we need and be grateful for it. Also, we need to find our consolation in the love and mercy of Christ. Only then, will we be truly content. True contentment brings with it a sense of freedom from the prison of want, and don’t we all want that! True contentment also creates an attitude of well-being, and peace in our inner lives. Who wouldn’t want that too? I think that you will agree with me that freedom, well-being and peace are good reasons to embrace the virtue of contentment.  Therefore, join me in embracing this virtue. Be free, grateful and at peace – be truly content!

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