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July 6, 2024




And yet, “Better to have one handful with quietness than two handfuls with hard work and chasing the wind.”

Ecclesiastes 4:6 NLT



Solomon has some challenging words in reference to work. When you read this passage, you understand there is a point where we need to learn to be content with what we have instead of always striving for more.


The American way is to always want more. We think if we work a few more hours, we will feel successful. If we study a little more, work a little more, exercise a little more, etc. 


I have known some people who achieved great success in material things but never were content with what they had. They had trouble ever resting or taking time off because they wanted to make that next big deal. The lie we buy into is that just a little more will make me feel good about myself and allow me to accomplish all my dreams.


I believe in being driven and working hard. I have struggled in most of my adult life with being a workaholic. For years I felt guilty if I took a day off or had an extended vacation with my family. 


In the kingdom of God true success is found in contentment. Can we be at peace with what we have? Can we enjoy the blessings God has given us?


I suggest we pause and ask ourselves how we have bought into the lie of always needing more.



Holy Spirit help me to be content with Your blessings on my life. Show me when to relax and when to work. Help me to have a balanced life that allows for meaningful relationships. 

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Contentment with godliness is great gain.


Lord I will practice being more content with what I have.

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