To be at leisure, enjoy pleasant surroundings and associates, live in comfort and ease, enjoy oneself, relax, be content.
The very last word is the one that grabs my attention. Could the core issue of this imbalance be contentment? Could it be that I have been caught in the trap that says, “If I can accomplish this, then I will be content.” What steps should I take? I think I will try to be creative with my answer by using the first letter of this beautiful word.
Learn to live more simply, finding joy and contentment in what I already have.
Why do we often find the most contented people are those who have little? Of course, the issue of contentment is deeper than having possessions but it is interesting to note.
What drives us towards complexity? What makes us want more and more? Why do we always seek greener grass? I wonder if we are trying to escape something. I wonder what defines life for us. Could it be that our hearts remain restless until they are settled by the providence of God?
I believe a deep, personal relationship with Jesus Christ is the only thing that settles the restless heart.
But godliness with contentment is great gain, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. (1 Timothy 6:6-8)
We can be content when the God of the universe promises to fully meet every need we have. Can anything or anyone settle the heart more? I believe this relationship is the core to Luana. It’s really not an issue of what I have but who has me.