Learning to be content is an art of self disciple, especially when advertising/marketing tells us we have to have things we cannot afford or need. Do I really need the latest phone? If I can’t afford a new car or that exotic vacation, perhaps I need to reconsider. But wait there’s more! “Free” no interest financing for 5 years! Credit cards were designed for emergencies in there original intent, now they appear to put us in slavery . Just look at the interest rates. Due to time and space I will not discuss housing and health insurance that are needs yet so expensive .
Whether you’re blessed with wealth or not we need to “learn to be content in all things”. Even the poor are not always content. They can wish to be rich or hope to win the big one in the lottery spending money they dont have.
I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.
Philippians 4:11 NIV
I seen this quote “We don’t always have to have the best of everthing, but to make the best of everything”. This is what really counts in contentment. I don’t always have to eat out, but how about a picnic with friends or family? How about day trips to go hiking, the beach, the park, drawing, artwork painting, or a stroll in the city. To balance this out there are times we have to sacrifice such as seeing our kids go to college, or going on that once in a lifetime vacation, and even sacrificing to buy that diamond ring for her! So start saving and stop spending on foolish things, and get an extra part time job. Your love ones will always remember the sacrifice, so seize the moment and the memories!
Enjoy your weekend and make a difference to those around you.