Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Why can't I be content?

Contentment is illusive. Especially difficult, is finding contentment in a society that thrives on our discontent. Amid the challenge of living in this ultra modern world… How are we to be content?

Harvard Medical School psychologist Steven Burglas wrote a book called, The Success Syndrome. He found individuals, who in his word, "suffer" from success.

Citing the case of a stock manager convicted of stealing the funds entrusted to him. Asked by his wife why he needed the money he took, no answer came. The only explanation he offered was discontent. When he reached an income of $100,000, he hungered for $200,000, and when he made $1 million, he hungered for $3 million.

Asked to prescribe a cure for the success syndrome, Burglas said, "What's missing in these people is a deep commitment or religious activity that goes far beyond just writing a check to a charity."

This echo’s Christ’s prescription. What is missing is a sense of contentment that comes from a life committed to Jesus Christ. With a life committed to Christ we can find an abundant life, no matter what surrounds us. This is Jesus’ desire for us.

He says, in John 10:10 "The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”

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