Contentment

Throughout my life I’ve had a lot of people walk out of my life by choice; friends and family. I have had my heart broken by some of the closest people to me. And for a while I spent my time trying to figure how to fill the void or how to make them happy enough to come back into my life. I was stuck in this mindset of “They don’t want me because I’m not good enough“, “This is my fault“, and “What can I do to make them love me?” These were all very detrimental thoughts to have in vital childhood/teenage years. It ruined my self esteem, my idea of my self worth, and it clouded my vision of what truly mattered in life. I did not feel good enough for anyone or anything. I relied on the world to fix my broken heart which, led to a continuous cycle of false confidence and disappointments. My life was full of inconsistencies and there was lack of trust. I knew that it was no way to live but, I was stuck getting roped into the same cycle over and over again.

Now before I go any further, I’m not writing this for pity or sympathy. I am writing this with the thought in mind that I could possibly help one person struggling with discontentment. Discontent leads to a sinful life. I want to help others realize that they are good enough, they are loved, and they are cared about.

God knows we are good enough. Genesis 1:31 “God saw all that He had made, and it was very good.”

God cares about us. Jeremiah 1:8 “‘Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you,’ declares the Lord.”

God loves us. John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

Living a life with God at the center leads to contentment. Scriptures tell us that we can find everything in the Lord if we just open our hearts to Him. We find happiness, peace, comfort, stability, and so much more. God’s love, mercy, and power is endless and everlasting. Nothing will ever compare or compete.

This doesn’t mean we won’t be thrown curve-balls because it will happen. This doesn’t mean we won’t get discouraged at times because we will. What it does mean is that God will be there for us; anywhere and at any moment. God is omnipresent, omnipotent, and omniscientGod is everywhere at any time, has unlimited power, and all-knowing.

Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

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