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Contentment/Debt

Amy Christie

Many of us are kind of a mess when it comes to our financial situation. And our unhealthy money habits are causing tremendous stress and tension, which then causes unhealth in all areas of our lives, emotional, relational and even physical. We live in a greedy culture, and it is extremely difficult not to fall into that trap. And greed doesn't know socioeconomic status, it doesn't matter how much you have or own, how rich or poor you are, greed is a state of the heart.

Greed and debt are just the outward expression of a deeper heart issue...contentment. The underlying, core issue is we are not living in contentment.

  • Are you satisfied with how much you make right now, at this moment?

  • Are you satisfied with what you have: your home, your car/s, your clothes, your shoes - your food?

  • Are you satisfied with what you do? For fun: vacations, if you get to take one, do you like where you go, how you get there, how long you stay?

  • Do you see what other people make, have or do and wish you were in their place?

  • Do you believe if you just made this much more money or had this much more stuff or could do this many more things then you would truly be content?

  • Do you believe that enough will ever be enough?

  • Can you picture a time when you will be truly satisfied with your life just as it is, nothing more?


Your heart needs to change not your circumstances. Contentment is not a feeling, it is an attitude of the heart, a mindset, a disposition. And how does that happen? Two words: faith and trust. You must have faith that God is enough and trust that He will provide what you need.

Don't love money; be satisfied with what you have. For God has said, "I will never fail you. I will never abandon you." Hebrews 13:5

If they obey and serve him, they will spend the rest of their days in prosperity and their years in contentment. Job 36:11

Yet true godliness with contentment is itself great wealth. After all, we brought nothing with us when we came into the world, and we can't take anything with us when we leave it. So if we have enough food and clothing, let us be content. 1 Timothy 6:6-8