Apostle Grace Lubega
1 Timothy 6:6(KJV); But godliness with contentment is great gain.
When I think about life, sometimes I get amazed by how people relentlessly pursue the things that will never satisfy them, somehow hoping that when they achieve these things, they will find a sense of purpose.
I assure you, child of God, that any pursuits outside the person of Christ will only bring you meaningless souvenirs in your quest for happiness.
One of the reasons why we have the story of Solomon in the Bible is to understand that ALL these things are vanity.
You don’t have to waste years in pursuit of material wealth to receive this revelation. Solomon sampled it all and gave you the verdict—vanity.
When you reach this understanding and see physical pleasures for what they are, you will have achieved a form of self-mastery.
What then is true contentment?
True contentment is in knowing God.
In Jeremiah 9:23-24(KJV), the Bible says, “Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD.”
Let your satisfaction be in knowing God. Indeed, your life at the moment may not be as perfect as you wish it to be but do you know God? That is enough!
The things you desire will follow soon enough. But let the pursuit of intimacy with God be your life’s ambition.
Many people wake up in the morning with goals of making it big in business or in their careers.
How about changing that goal into one of knowing God more? Of connecting more deeply to the realm of divine mysteries? Of launching deeper into His presence?
Promotions, increase and wealth will come to you but as surely as the rising and setting of the sun, they will never satisfy you.
Delight in knowing God! Jump out of bed every morning excited about what new things you are set to learn and discover about Him.
FURTHER STUDY: 1 Corinthians 1:31, Psalm 34:2
GOLDEN NUGGET: True contentment is in knowing God. Let the pursuit of intimacy with God be your life’s ambition.
PRAYER: Father, I thank You for this word. You are my ultimate pleasure and the treasure of my heart. My life is sold out to knowing You. Launch me deeper into Your person every day. My heart’s desire is to know You more and more. In Jesus’ name, Amen.