When I began to think how I could explain contentment in a manner that the readers would understand. I thought about a popular song of my late teen years by the Commodores 1977 Easy. The only part of the lyric that kept rolling around in my mind was “Easy like Sunday morning”.
I’m a city girl yet I have lots and lots of country in me. So I thought back to my childhood. In the city, life may have been slow on Sunday yet being a child everyday was easy to me; I had no financial responsibilities; so big deal.
Then I remembered all those summers I spent in South Carolina; North Carolina and Atlanta. The scent of Magnolia’s; Honeysuckle; peaches; and strawberries, now that’s easy. Hot, yet cool all at the same time. Walking along dirt roads; neighbors knew the true meaning of being a neighbor, nothing like it is today. If you are familiar with the Andy Griffith show that was pretty much my life growing up during the summers in South and North Carolina as well as Atlanta.
Adults did not show the stress that they may have had; not even in the city.
Contentment was something that used to be taught in the home; it was taught that it was a blessing to have what we have and not desire so much what others had.
It’s not abnormal to feel dissatisfied, that’s the Holy Spirit trying to get your attention for you to accomplish your destiny.
Philippians 4:11-13 I have learned to be content with whatever I have. I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. For I can do everything through JESUS, The CHRIST, who gives me strength.
Hebrew 13:5 don’t love money; be satisfied with what you have. GOD has said that” HE will never fail you-HE will never abandon you”.
GOD knows that we need money to pay for food; mortgage; rent; utilities and so on. However you must rule the money; don’t allow the money to rule over you. Ya heard!
2 Peter 2:2-7 & 9 just a bit more encouragement to let you know that GOD got you.