The word “contentment” means satisfaction.
I am not saying that we have to be content with bad circumstances, or circumstances that do not line up with the truth of God’s word, however the bible does speak about contentment.
I read an interesting write up which speaks for itself to help rely the point.
“Take Adam and Eve as an example. Before the devil could get them to sin, he had to make them discontented. That was no small chore. How do you make people who are living in perfection dissatisfied? They had no needs. They had never been hurt or abused. They couldn’t blame their actions on their dysfunctional family. However the devil made them believe they were missing out on something. He made two people living in paradise, dissatisfied with perfection. That’s amazing!” (Andrew Wommack ; From every day with Jesus).
The above speaks volumes. If Adam and Eve had said, “we are happy with what we have, we don’t need to taste that fruit” then what happened would not have. This gives the magnitude of the effect that contentment can have on a person’s life.
Some people have sacrificed their families, good relationships for better paid jobs. It’s all about balance.
1 Timothy 6; 6 -7 reads “But godliness with contentment is great gain, For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out”.
The issue of contentment is a personal thing. Pray, weigh all your options and ask yourself “ why am l doing this ?”.
Heavens agenda in any situation is several steps up higher than what we are thinking. Kevin Zadai.