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Self-Satisfaction Will Lead You to Happiness


Satisfaction, 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 joy.

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 God’s will.

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 hearts.