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Affluent Investor | July 27, 2017

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7 Ways to Become More Content

Charles Spurgeon said, “If you are not content with what you have, you would not be satisfied if it were doubled.”

Contentment is an attitude of knowing God’s plan for your lifehaving the conviction to live it, and believing that God’s peace is greater than the world’s problems.

Today, many are discontented – not because they aren’t doing well but because others are doing better.

Worldly goals are robbing believers of contentment. Lack of peace, lack of spiritual growth and doubts about God are warning flags. The desire and fear of needing more are diverting people from fully depending on God. The world deceptively preaches more, bigger, best, but Scripture defines these as indulgence, greed, and pride.

Contentment cannot be attained without personal discipline. We actually have to learn to be content.

Here are some helpful guidelines that will contribute to learning how to be  more content.

1. Establish a reasonable standard of living.

2. Develop a habit of giving.

3. Establish financial priorities.

4. Cultivate a grateful heart.

5. Reject a fearful spirit

6. Seek God’s will.

7. Trust Him.

Paul said,

I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.  I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need.  I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

 

Originally published on Handwriting on the Wall.

Chuck Bentley is CEO of Crown, a non-profit business and personal finance policy and educational organization, and author of “The S.A.L.T. Plan. How to Prepare for an Economic Crisis of Biblical Proportions” and “Root of Riches, What if everything you think about money is wrong?”

 

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