The Contentment of Discontent

The Contentment of Discontent
 
Have you ever wanted something soooo bad and you begin to question God why you are not receiving it? You audibly say,  “God what I am asking for is nothing bad in fact what I want will not only be beneficial to me but it will . . . .” You go on to describe how this “thing” you want is a good thing, and to top it off it will be a blessing to Kingdom.

God will withhold a “good thing” so that you can experience a Holy discontentment. A Holy discontentment comes from having an insufficient satisfaction of earthly blessings.
God truly knows our hearts! Thus, He knows the focus and contentment you once had in God, through Jesus Christ, will transfer to this “thing” you want so bad. The earthly satisfaction of obtaining “the good thing” can often override or overtake our focus towards God. When you focus on an earthly reward, the enemy can easily use it as a distraction. You can become so engrossed in doing a “good thing that you abandon what God designed for you to do. The Holy discontentment dissipates because you have been endowed with the satisfaction of earthly blessings.

Sisters, what I’m trying to say is, we often push to get something we want with the justification of it being a “good thing,” when in fact what God is trying to show us that all “good things” are not in His will for your life. The purpose of God withholding “the thing” is for you to experience Holy discontentment. God desires for your contentment with Him grows. No matter how many “good things” we are endowed with that gives us contentment, nothing compares to the contentment that comes from having relationship with God, through Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit guiding our lives.

So, I say, don’t fret if “the thing” you want has not come to fruition. God is not punishing you or leaving you out. Instead, He is blessing you more than you can imagine.
 
Pearl to Ponder: When our hearts cannot find contentment in “good things” remember to long after the greater good in God alone.
 
Philippians 4:11  Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content
1 Timothy 6:6-7  But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out
 
 
 

Comments:

Posted by Anonymous on April 16, 2019
I cannot tell you how much this word was right on time. In this very moment! I felt as if God forgot about me when he was passing out purpose, husbands, and children. Patience is not a gift that I have but one test I have failed often, seeking earthly satisfactions to mask the feelings of abandonment, loneliness, worthlessness and many other emotions that come with feeling left out. I believe that God is truly calling me and due to the multitude of years I've spent in this state, my stubbornness and fears have really hindered the process.   I honestly feel like the more I seek God the more He reveals more of me. The parts I am reluctant to face, or those painful realities. Thank you for the Word you share
Posted by anonymous on April 13, 2019
Thank you for another true Pearl to Ponder. When I was a new writer I longed for the fame and riches, I knew my talent could bring. The dream did not come and I questioned God because I felt that there were those less talented than I. Once I truly committed to God, he opened my eyes to the destruction the lifestyle I was living would have brought. (I associated with very worldly people who eventually became addicted to various things.) I praise God for helping me escape that lifestyle.
Posted by Sandra Hardeman on April 10, 2019
Thank you so much Sis. Jennings, I was just thinking about this yesterday. Why can't I get this and why am I running into stumbling blocks trying to get it. I had told myself that I need to be more patient, but there was still something else I should be doing. Thank you again for your insight and wisdom. Have a Blessed Day. Much Love.
Posted by ELLA BROWN on April 10, 2019
Great encouraging words thank you First Lady
Posted by Lillie Miller on April 10, 2019
Wow I needed to hear that today..... First Lady thanks for reminding me my contentment should ALWAYS remain with God. I was anxiously awaiting a promotion and questioning why I had not received it yet but this PearlstoPonder has provided the vision I needed reminding me to let it go and Let God as God is MORE than sufficient. Love this Thanks again
Posted by Ideria on April 10, 2019
Good morning, Thank you for the words of keeping is grounded! Sis Jennings
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