Reality Check

Posted on June 15, 2014 · Posted in Worldview

Being content is being connected to reality. Discontent comes when you believe things are out control. 

Nothing ever gets by God. He is never stressed. His ability to care for you is never in doubt. There is no circumstance in your life that prevents you from honoring God. 

So the constant in your life is in finding what will honor God. In response to this people sometimes say, well, I’m only human. But, then you must also say God is only God. He can’t be like you, he can’t mess up. 

So Paul tells Timothy to be content with following God. This must always be your reality check – bringing honor to God.

“But godliness with contentment is great gain, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world.” I Timothy 6:6&7.

Jay Younts
Jay Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger. He is the author of Everyday Talk and other materials on parenting. He has been teaching and speaking on parenting issues for 30 years. Jay and his wife, Ruth, live in Fountain Inn, South Carolina. He serves as a ruling elder at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He and Ruth have five adult children.