Day 7: Contentment

"Father God, I thank you for your strength that enables me to be content (Philippians 4:11-13). It is so unbelievably hard to strive for contentment in a world and culture that always demands more, bigger, better and faster. Our society places so much importance on what we have that I can easily fall into the game of comparison, which leads me to the pit of discontentment. Even the good things I want for righteous reasons are not good when I become discontent, unthankful and covetous of what you’ve given to others. This is one of the root issues with Eve in the Garden of Eden. She wasn’t happy with all you had given her, she wanted more. And, that’s what Satan still strives to do - to sow seeds of discontentment within me and get my eyes off of you and onto whatever the object of my desire may be. I rebuke this insidious pattern of sin in my life and ask you to fill me with thankfulness. I am thankful for all you with which you have blessed me. I ask you to help me a good steward of what you have entrusted to me. I pray my eyes would stay fixed on you instead of what I don’t have. Strengthen me to contentment and give me a cheerful and thankful countenance and mindset - always. Thank you, Lord. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.”