Contentment versus Contempt, what can be learned
There's an Irving Berlin song that goes, "After you get what you want, you don't want it." That is the main point of this posting, finding contentment. We are never satisfied and all too often it drives us crazy.
By: Mission Enabled
Most people want "more," or "bigger," or "better." Whatever we consider to be happiness seems to be connected somehow with getting what we want.
Be content in what you have
The writer of the Book of Hebrews gave us a warning:
"Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, 'Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.'" (Hebrews 13:5)
Many who have everything but are NEVER satisfied... Nothing is enough!
I spent many years covering sports as a journalist. I met people who were so driven that they could not enjoy their successes. Nothing was enough. Win, win, win. And they did win, but there was no joy. Titles and money were the payoff, but there was no fulfillment. It struck me as very sad.
Acceptance often major key to contentment
I now coach baseball at the high school level. We encourage our players to love God, love one another, work hard at their skills and accept the results that will follow. Win, lose or draw, players know that there is contentment and satisfaction in leaving it all on the field. It's fun to compete.