In between counting my blessings and drafting goals for my family, I came across these questions that I hopefully could find the answers to, if it is God’s will.
: feeling or showing satisfaction with one’s possessions, status, or situation
If a person’s basic needs, which are a roof over his head, clean clothes on his back and food for every day, are supplied, should he be content?
1 Timothy 6:5-7 (NIV) 5 and constant friction between people of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the truth and who think that godliness is a means to financial gain.6 But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7 For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it.
1 a : an ardent desire for rank, fame, or power
b : desire to achieve a particular end
2 : the object of ambition
3 : a desire for activity or exertion
If a person aspires to be more and to do more, if he wants a better job and a better house, is he exhibiting discontent?
Matthew 7:7-8 (NIV) 7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
Care to enlighten me regarding contentment and ambitions? Can we have both?