Remember the song, “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction.” Forty-five years later you still hear that as a common complaint. All the time you meet people who are unhappy, unfulfilled, and unsatisfied. Frankly, our whole lives are filled with more discontent than anything. You see all the things that you can’t have and your discontent level rises proportionally.
If you were to believe what the commercials tell you, you would believe that contentment was something that could be sprayed on, rolled, inhaled, eaten or driven. As if all of these products would give you lasting contentment. They don’t. What is the secret of a satisfying life? If you could bottle contentment you could make a million dollars overnight.
Philippians 4:11-12 “.. I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation…”
What is contentment? It is not apathy, laziness, complacency. Contentment is independent from circumstances. You do not base your happiness on the situation around you. Happiness comes from within. How do you get that kind of contentment and satisfaction in life? Paul says contentment is learned. It’s not something that’s instant, in a one-time experience. Life is a school of contentment and the problem is that most people never learn these lessons and they die unfulfilled and unsatisfied and unhappy. How do you learn to be content and satisfied is the focus of this series. The Rat Race treadmill of life tells us one way to find that elusive dream, but God’s word tells us another. Be sure to join us at Westbrook every weekend this month for this engaging series.