Happiness and Contentment

Until you are satisfied with who you are, you won’t be satisfied with anything or anyone else. And only when you see yourself through God’s eyes can you truly understand who you are and who God made you to be.

When you’re always looking to the next phase of life, the next career, the next relationship, you’re never fully engaged in the here and now. You never live in the moment because you’re focusing on the future and not the present.

It’s always, “I’ll be happy when I finally get out of school” or “I’ll be happy when I finally meet the one” or “I’ll be happy when we finally start a family” or “I’ll be happy when those kids finally grow up and get out of the house.”

If you’re not content with you and who God made you to be, you’ll never be content in any circumstance or with any person. But when you learn to center your being in God, then everything else has a way of falling into place and you find yourself at rest in God’s will.

“Trust God from the bottom of your heart;
    don’t try to figure out everything on your own.
Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go;
    he’s the one who will keep you on track” (Proverbs 3:5-6, The Message).

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