Content in all things means trust, and faith, in God. It means that despite what we are going through, despite how we feel, despite how things look, HE IS IN CONTROL! Contentment in all things reflects an understanding of that. However, being that we are emotional beings, it is not always easy to rest in that truth. It takes practice! It takes patience with ourselves mostly, and it takes faith, to stand in the face of those circumstances, content!
I do believe though that one can practice being discontent by not being happy with what we have and that is something we CAN work on. We need to be happy, content, with where we stand in life and with what we have and if all we think we have is the breath we breathe, that is a great place to start. I believe that contentment works hand in hand with thankfulness, which stems from humility, which stems from knowing that our God is the head of and creator of us, and that He cares for and longs for us to know Him and He longs to bless us too.
Phil 4 v 11: Not that I speak from [any personal] need, for I have learned to be content [and self-sufficient through Christ, satisfied to the point where I am not disturbed or uneasy] regardless of my circumstances. (italics mine)
Even Paul, who is a great example of fighting the good fight, needed to LEARN contentment!
So, as I call on you to link up on Winsome Wednesday Bloghop today, be encouraged that contentment is a place you can get to. It takes practice, faith and thankfulness. We can do it!