an article from The Christian Dollar
We live in a small house. One bedroom, two cats. My wife and I would one day like to have a bigger house, you know, with more room! But in the meantime, we are learning to be content. I’ve heard it said that contentment is a key to financial success. So true! Too many people impulse and buy houses they can’t afford.
This morning my wife said she was so content with our lifestyle (very frugal). You have no idea what a blessing that is to hear her say that. She understands that if we live like no one else, we can later live like no one else.
Contentment leads to:
1. Less stress.
2. More money through not “needing” toys.
3. The joys of simplicity.
The ability to be content stems from God. It is a good idea to sit down and write a list of blessings in your life whenever you’re feeling discontent. Finding positives in life gives hope.
There is a certain amount of discontentment that is healthy, if it propels you to success. But don’t let your discontentment (with your job, income, or family situation) keep you from feeling content with the process of reaching achievement.
Your ability to be content in the middle of your the pursuit of success will launch you far ahead of most. Financially speaking, you’ll be able to lay a firm solid-rock foundation for your future and have an overflow of money.
God’s way seems to take time. Contentment in the midst of this is the ingredient that will get you to where you need to be.
So, what are you thankful for?