4 Main Causes of Stressors:
Lack of contentment.
Love of money.
Not managing money by God’s design.
You’re in the middle of something beyond your control.
Lack of contentment. (Colossians 3:17, ESV, Colossians 3:18-25, ESV)
If you’re not content with what you have now, you would not be content if you got what you think would make you content.
Today, many husbands and wives are not content with each other.
Children are not content, they always want more.
Many fathers are not content with their children’s behavior.
Unless your employer asks you to do something contrary to God’s Word, do your job and do it well with a good attitude.
Lasting contentment comes when you realize you are ultimately under earthly authority but God is in control.
One of the main ways we serve God is by the way we treat and serve others.
What is Contentment? (Philippians 4:11-13, NKJV)
Realizing that God has provided everything you need for present happiness. (1 Timothy 6:6-8, NKJV)
Godliness – a lifestyle that comes about through the transformation process; Devotion in action.
- Forgive one another.
- Encourage one another.
- Restore one another.
- Accept one another.
- Care for one another.
- Protect one another.
- Help provide for one another.
The reason why so many are not content: (1 Thessalonians 2:5, NKJV)
Covetousness is focusing on all you don’t have while contentment is focusing on what you do have.
Covetousness is a hidden sin most don’t know they have; contentment is open, refreshing, and satisfying.
3 Ways Covetousness is applied: (Exodus 20:17, ESV)
- Coveting another person’s property.
- Coveting other people.
- Coveting another person’s position.
One of the main cures for coveting is giving.