Discontentment Can Be…Good?

Contentment makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor.
Benjamin  Franklin

I could talk on forever about contentment.  It really is so important for each and every soul, not just for singles.  The beauty of contentment lies in it’s peace, it’s lack of fear, it’s lack of striving after the newest thing, it’s confidence, it’s selfLESSness.  The eyes of the contented look to God with a knowledge of His goodness and a trust in His grace.

But there are some situations in which it would be bad to be content.

Yeah, yeah, I know what you’re thinking–make up your mind!

Well, there are certain things that we should never be satisfied with–our knowledge of God, our gratitude to Him, our love of His will and His people, our sharing of our experience of Him with others. These are all things that we should only wish have more of, to do more.

Religion promotes the divine discontent within oneself, so that one tries to make oneself a better person and draw oneself closer to God.   Cyril  Cusack

So to continue to build our faith in God requires both contentment AND discontent–contentment with His leading and discontent with our knowledge of Him.

Wow…now that’s something to think about…

God is looking for imperfect men and women who have learned to walk in moment-by-moment dependence on the Holy Spirit. Christians who have come to terms with their inadequacies, fears, and failures. Believers who have become discontent with ‘surviving’ and have taken the time to investigate everything God has to offer in this life.
Charles Stanley


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