Be Content, Not Complacent

Be Content, Not Complacent

“Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” – Hebrews 13:5

Being content is a positive thing. Not only for your current well being, but also for your future.

Something I find the older I get is an increased level of anxiety. Not in the sense that I’m worried for the future, but rather the feeling that I must do things now; to get to where I want to go, I must push very hard all the time.

This is something that I believe will only grow the older I get. However, by recognizing my weakness I have been able to work on it, so that rather than growing with time, it will shrink.

The verse I’ve written at the top of this post has caused allowed me to feel much peace in being content in the place I am.

Be content.

That being said, I often find people who believe being content includes sitting around. Sitting around waiting for something to come.

Phrases I’m sure you’ve heard:

“Why can’t I make friends?”

“Why are they successful and I’m not”

Most often, the common denominator in the situations are YOU!

If you want friends, go out and make them.

If you want to be successful begin doing the things that lead to your definition of success.

Be content in the place you are, but that shouldn’t stop you from working to become who you want to be.

-Cooper Mitchell