Sometimes in life I find myself fighting for contentment. Although I think as sinful creatures this is inevitably a place we will at times find ourselves, it’s important to remember that at the heart of discontentment is a heart that questions God. It ultimately says “Lord, I’m not happy with where you have brought me” and cries out “why?” Although the Lord desires us to talk with and bring our concerns to Him, discontentment is not a place where we should dwell. Not only are we called to joyful obedience we are also equipped with everything we need to live faithful lives that bring glory to our heavenly Father.
2 Peter 1:3-8 “His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.”