I have never heard someone who was completely in love, obsess about something they really wanted- while in the presence of their love. When you’re with your special someone, the whole world seems right. Suddenly that muscle car, new pair of jeans, newest smartphone, or whatever else you desire- doesn’t seem so desirable. You are with your love- what else do you need?
You might still want a good steak, or a nice purse, or a new pair of sunglasses- but you don’t obsess about them. You are perfectly content. You are in love.
Now let’s take a look at Hebrews 13:5, “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”
It tells us that our conversation (meaning lifestyle) should be without covetousness. We should be content. We’ve all heard this before right? Be content. Don’t be jealous of others. Don’t be obsessed with what you don’t have.
Did you catch the reason?
God has said, “I will never leave thee”
God promised to spend eternity and whatever beyond with you. He will never leave you. Never.
That’s why we should be content.
The God of the entire Universe will share every moment of our lives with us. He loves us. He died for us. He made us so He could enjoy us. He is our purpose for living. Our true love in every sense. He will never leave us.
Why then, do we obsess about pleasing ourselves through the emptiness of things on this earth? The living breathing God, wants us. Is standing next to us. Is relishing every moment with us. And we run after things.
I challenge you, be content with the things you have.
Not because they are enough. Not because you will make yourself miserable if you run after what you don’t have.
Be content, because the God who loves you, will always be with you.
What more could you ever want?