It says in the Bible that godliness accompanied with contentment is great and abundant gain. So this sounds like what is being said is that a godly person who is content with their life is in the best place they can possibly be.
When we experience joy, it’s not because we have all of our circumstances in order and things are totally under control; joy is the feeling that comes from what is in our hearts. For instance there are people who think they have what they want but still they don’t feel happy or experience joy. In reality, those people who are the most unhappy in the world are those who appear to have everything they could ever want in life.
The problem is, contentment is not about being famous or well known, it’s also not about how much money we have or what kind of job we have or the social circle that we mingle in. It can’t be found in our level of education or where we grew up. Contentment is an attitude that generates from the heart.
You will not find a happier person than one who really and truly is thankful for whatever it is that God has graced them with, this is a truly content person. Content means “being satisfied to the point where little to nothing will disturb you, no matter what is going on around you, but not satisfied enough to where you never want change in your life.”
All of us want to see things around us improve and get better, but that does not mean that where we are right at this very moment needs to disturb us. We can make the decision to choose to believe that God is always working in our lives and things are changing and we will see the results of it all in due time.
It’s all about the choices that we make in our lives, so why not choose to be content and satisfied every single day of our lives. We certainly can’t go wrong if we do.
God, I want to be content and satisfied with where I am, right here, right now. Give me the strength to choose to be content every single day.