Contentment

Some quick truths on contentment:

“Many of the things we crave are good things, and therefore our desire for them is also good. But when we focus almost exclusively on our desires and unmet needs, what is good becomes bad. It becomes obsessive. It becomes a craving, and we aren’t content to live without the thing we want or need.”

“…the source of our misery is not that we lack the thing we long for; our misery comes from wanting that thing so much that we are not open to recognizing or receiving any alternative.”

“Obsessing on something we want skews our perspective not only on the present but also on the past…obsessing on unmet desire also takes away our joy and delight in all that God has provided for us today.”

“Seek first the Kingdom of God and all these things will be added unto you.” Matt 6:33

From the book: Contentment by Lydia Brownback

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