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Happiness Comes from being Contented

Battle Drill Devotional
Battle Drill Devotional
Happiness Comes from being Contented

Today’s #BattleDrill: Read Philippians 4:2-20. Are you contented? Some people seem to think that being contented means they’ve given up striving to make life better. They’ve simply settled for their lot in life. #salvationarmy #basingstoke #devotional

But that’s not what it means to be contented. Real contentment has nothing to do with your circumstances. Contentment is about remembering our place in God’s creation. We don’t own anything. It’s on loan to us whilst we’re here on earth. Most of us know, deep down, that we can’t take it with us!

We are stewards of God’s blessings to us. When we understand that we can hold our possessions with open hands and be grateful to God for gifting them to us. Learning to be content with all God has given us is a sure way to happiness.


Think about the following:

•What does it really mean to hold the possessions God has blessed you with, with an open hand?

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Rob Westwood-Payne

Hi - I'm Rob. I'm married to Gail and we have a handsome, cheeky cocker spaniel called Harley. I am a Christian leader, pastor and preacher. I am a Salvation Army officer leading a congregation in the south of England. I am a leadership and discipleship blogger and daily devotional podcast host.