But godliness with contentment is great gain. 1Timothy 6:6
How content are you with what you have been blessed with? Have you ever given it any thought? THINK ABOUT IT?
I was talking with my oldest daughter yesterday, and she asked me if I liked her new phone. (Now mind you, she has had at least four phones within this year alone). My response was, "NOT AGAIN! DO YOU HAVE ANOTHER PHONE NUMBER?" She replied, "No Mama." I told her I was not going to add or delete another number from her. Her number just wouldn't be included in my phone directory.
She went on to explain that it was an early upgrade, with this feature, and that feature, etc.etc.etc.
My question to her is the same question I ask you: When do you become satisfied or content with what you have?
There will always be something out there better than what you have; a better phone, a bigger house, a nicer car, a job that pays more money, etc. It's design that way. It's called TECHNOLOGY! However, that doesn't mean you have to have it.
Please don't misunderstand me, there is nothing wrong with upgrading (if you can afford to). But upgrading just because the opportunity presents itself, or because its's the latest item, shows signs of dissatisfication or discontentment in your life.
The Bible tells us in Hebrews 13:5, "Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I WILL NEVER LEAVE THEE, NOR FORSAKE THEE."
So the next time you get ready to make a purchase, other than for the fact that you need to, ask yourself why are you making that purchase? Are you trying to keep up with or beat the Jones', or just because you can?
Only you (and God) know the truth. Remember: BE HONEST WITH YOURSELF!
Better is little with the fear of the Lord than great treasure and trouble therewith. Proverbs 15:16