Striving for Stuff vs. Contentment

One day last week I was at the Eaton’s Centre. With an hour before my next appointment, I found myself thinking of all the stuff I “needed” to buy. After a few minutes, snapping out of that mindset, I was able move from a striving mindset to peace, contentment and gratitude for all that I do have. I share the experience on this week’s webcast. Enjoy.

How to move from Striving for Stuff to peace and contentment: Consider Hebrews 13:5 – Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”

  1. Put God first and stop striving.
  2. Develop an attitude of gratitude.
  3. Distinguish needs from wants.
  4. Make sure your needs are looked after first, within the budget you have to work with.
  5. Anything else that is a want, do I have the money? What am I going to do with it? What is the purpose of buying it? Wait a week and see if it is still that important?
  6. Search the Bible for scriptures relating to contentment and God supplying our needs.

Dave Ramsey – “We buy things we don’t need with money we don’t have to impress people we don’t like.” If you enjoy the Monday Motivation encourage your friends to subscribe.

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