SELF-SATISFACTION WILL LEAD YOU TO HAPPINESS
is when one is obedient and knows when to be content. Fulfillment of the heart
leads the way to happiness. But unfortunately, not many people can share this
If one is in a trouble-free
environment then satisfaction can be easily achieved. When one is in a troublesome environment, it
is understandable that they will feel discontented
Those who are in a difficult
environment and can still be content, can be said to
have very high spirituality. God treats people according to their own
individualities. Thus, people should first comprehend themselves, be obedient
and be satisfied. In return, they will
be happy. If one is not having endless
desires, then they can never be apart from worries. Not only will endless wants cause troubles,
but also will result in disaster (Num 11).
Happy are those who are
content. They are filled with
tranquility even though they might live in poverty. They are in joy simply with the knowledge
that this is God’s intention.
Self-satisfiers will be happy through poverty. All the non-satisfiers, though rich but will
never find inner peace Caused by their greediness. "The non-satisfiers will always worry
through their riches."
The Bible said: “Better is a
little with the fear of the Lord than great treasure and trouble with it “(Prov 15:16); it is also said: “The fear of the Lord leads
to life; and he who has it abide in satisfaction; he
will not be visited by harm.” (Prov 19:23) The disciples of God might be poor on this
earth, but material objects on the earth cannot be exchanged for the value of
being a member of God’s family. One
should be satisfied through this point alone.
“Better is a little that the righteous has then the abundance of many
wicked” (Ps 37:16). “Better is a little
with righteousness than great revenues with injustice (Prov
16:8). Thus, we as disciples, no matter
what our financial environment or status, should approach everyone with the
same and unchangeable attitude. Prophet Elisha was a poor man, but he still refused Naaman’s gifts (2 King 5).
The Bible said: “there is great gain in godliness with contentment. But if we have food and clothing, with these
we shall be content (1 Tim 6:6,8). Although the self-satisfier’s position might
be regarded sympathetically by others, but he himself feels joy. In the case of a slave, if he is satisfied
with his environment, then he is no different from a free man.
If a free man is not satisfied
with his environment, then he is but no more than a slave. When Job’s family was in a crisis, Job’s wife
said to him: “Curse God and die” (Job 2:9).
This demonstrates her inability to use a satisfied heart to examine
Those who are strong in crisis
might be weak in riches. This is caused
by their lack of understanding toward the knowledge of satisfaction. Thus, those who really know satisfaction are
like Paul, who can adjust to any environment.
Paul said: “not that I complain of want; for I have learned, in whatever
state I am, to be content. I know how to
be abased, and I know how to abound; in any and all circumstances I have
learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and want. I can do all things in Him who strengthens
me.” (Phil 4:11-13) How precious this
thought and manifestation is.
“Satisfaction” is a hard virtue to
master. So the Bible encourages its
disciples; “Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what
you have (Heb 1:5). May we, in our daily
lives, appreciate “satisfaction” like Paul and ask for the real joy in our