Reality Check

Posted on · 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.

Sign up for our weekly newsletter! You'll get our latest blog posts, special discounts, news about upcoming resources, plus a free ebook and a chance to win our monthly $50 coupon giveaway.

Jay Younts
John A. (Jay) Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger, and is a ruling elder serving at Redeemer Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He has written Everyday Talk, Everyday Talk About Sex & Marriage, Finding the Right Track, the In Touch With Paul stewardship series, and What About War. He has studied and taught about biblical childrearing for 30 years. He and his late wife Ruth have five adult children.