The disease of discontentment is an epidemic in our culture today. The disease of discontentment is simply desiring more than what we have.
The disease of discontentment can cause a person to walk into their garage and look at their car which is less than two years old and think they need to trade their car in for a new one.
It can cause of person to walk into a closet full of clothes and think to themselves, “I have nothing to wear”.
It can cause a person to look at their friend’s big screen TV and think they need one too.
The effects of the disease of discontentment.
The disease of discontentment is the cause of many divorces.
It is the cause of much of the financial debt that people are in.
It causes many to think no matter how much money they are making they deserve and need to be making more.
If so much of your life is spent on craving more, being discontent, you will miss out on so much of the good.
More will not satisfy us.
Perhaps today you are convinced that if you had just a little more THEN you would be content. Let me assure you that if that is your way of thinking, then it is wrong.
There will always be something else you want or feel that you need.
One day the thing you thought you wanted so badly and you thought would make you content will be old news and out dated, and there will be something else you want.
More will not bring us contentment.
More is not always the best answer.
Marilyn Monroe was one of the biggest stars there has ever been. She was envied by women and desired by men. She had looks, money, and fame, but Marilyn Monroe died all alone by her own hand.
If she had one more movie or magazine cover, or one more relationship would it have been enough to satisfy her emptiness?
Sadly, probably not because she suffered from the disease of discontentment.
How do we live with contentment?
Over the next three posts I want to share 3 ways that we can learn to live with contentment.
How have you struggled with the disease of discontentment?