Have you ever felt that you want more, or deserve more? Have you looked at your friends or someone else and said I should have that, I deserve that? Or maybe you find your self to be discontent with life in general. I have been down this road and struggle at times with this. But in my struggle I try to remind my self of the passages that speak of contentment:

Hebrews 13:5 {Make sure that} your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, “I WILL NEVER DESERT YOU, NOR WILL I EVER FORSAKE YOU

Philippians 4:11 Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am.

1 Peter 5:6-7 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time,7 casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.

Paul and Peter here were able to relate knowing that people struggle with this and may have been through it them selves, but encouraged them to point their eyes back to Christ the author and finisher of our faith, the giver of life the God that will not forsake us. For when I get our eyes off Christ it is easy to wonder down this destructive road. Which leads me to my need to repent of my covetous heart! Lord oh wicked man that I am,  forgive me for not being satisfied with what you have given and blessed me with. Forgive me for not trusting you and relying on my own self.  Help me to remember the sacrifice you made for me and how my debt is erased and that you have given me everything.

2 Peter 1:3 seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.

Also, show me how tremendously blessed I am and help me to be thankful. Indeed I am a blessed man you have given me a family, a beautiful wife and daughter, a home, a great community, solid church home, friends, good health, clothes to wear, food and water, money to spend…etc….etc for

1 Tim 6:6 But godliness actually is a means of great gain when accompanied by contentment.

1 Thessalonians 5:18  in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Lord you are good and I thank you help me to improve in this area and allow you to be my all and all!