The Search for Contentment
“Every sin in your life can be traced back to dissatisfaction and discontent with what you have and don’t have.”
Do you struggle with the ebb and flow of discontent in your life? For a time you achieve a measure of contentment, yet sooner or later it’s gone and once again, your life is not enough. Have you begun to despair that the discontent you feel will never truly leave you? Then you’re ready for the secret to contentment!
Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need.
Philippians 4:11-12 NASB
Every human being comes out of the womb discontent. But as Paul shared, there is a secret to being content in any situation – prosperity or poverty. If we’re honest, we don’t handle our blessings any better than we handle our hardships when it comes to contentment. But Paul learned the secret and so can we.
“If you compare yourself with others, you are unwise. Admire, rejoice, and ask for that thing you see, but don’t compare yourself.”
In these three messages, Martha Kilpatrick looks at the roots of discontent that constantly plague our search for contentment. Not only is there freedom from our discontent, there is an actual state of contentment that cannot be tampered with or taken. Let’s learn the secret to it and end our search today!
“God came to give life more abundant. Why don’t we have it? Because we are not given to His purpose.”
1: The Season of Our Discontent
2: Freedom from Our Discontent