Contentment...and How to Miss It

Artwork for Excellence in Ministry: Finishing Well—Doing What’s Best in the Challenges of Ministry

Contentment is a commodity so valuable because it’s so rare. Few doubt it’s the secret to happiness, but most find it elusive. It doesn’t rain down like pennies from heaven. And as we’ll discover in this message, all the pennies in heaven and earth can’t buy it. In fact, money might be the very hindrance to contentment, though it need not be. If a pot of gold is found at the end of a rainbow, contentment is only found there if you bring it with you. And that’s the trick—to possess it, regardless of your possessions. To find contentment, let’s take into account some of Paul’s warnings on how we might miss contentment.