Thoughts on Contentment

United States
June 13, 2007 9:04am CST
My husband came across this quote and it is now posted on our fridge. "Contentment means you have everything you need right now. If you need more, God will give it to you." There are times he and I struggle with wanting more even though we have everything we need plus a lot of stuff we don't need. Any thoughts on that statement? Do you agree?
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@rdougl (469)
• United States
25 Jun 07
Yes I believe that you can be content with what you have. We all have been given the power to get more. But even more than that, God has the ability to give you the desires of your heart. Right now I'm really content with my life. My family is healthy, we are not hurting for anything. There are some things that I was to do and obtain. I do have the confidence that I will do and get those things over time.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
13 Jun 07
I don't believe contentment is about what you have and what you should not have. It is a feeling that no matter what the circumstances in your life, you are content. You also have to determine if the stuff you don't need is really the stuff you really don't need. If you really did not need it you could easily throw it away, but if it is around, you may have needed it for a limited purpose. For instance if one has a land line and does not drive a car or has a business, one does not need cell phone, and that would be considered a luxury. However, one needs it on occasion because one may be taking a bus tour and they are stranded. So for emergencies you need it. You do not need a foundue pot except every July, your cheese fondue loving aunt pays you a visit. I'll stop here.