We are not born with the instinct for contentment; rather, it is learned. (Howard Dayton, author)
Is it ambition, greed, or simple boredom? Whatever the cause, a lot of people seem to be dissatisfied with their place in or the pace of their lives. As Dayton suggests, contentment is not born in us. It’s our nature always to be wanting more or, at least, different. To learn to be content is a worthy and important goal to pursue.
So if we have enough food and clothing, let us be content. But people who long to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many foolish and harmful desires (1 Timothy 6:8-9).