Godliness with contentment is great gain. It is easy to go about life complaining about everything. Often we complain when it rains, complain when it snows, complain when it is sunny… complain when working, complain about the job we do, complain about the co-workers, complain about the wages and the list goes on and on.
It is easy to lose sight of the many things to celebrate in life. I take an example of a young lady or lad trusting God for a spouse, eventually he/she gets blessed with a spouse no sooner than later you find reasons to start complaining about your partner. You complain about being childless, then you are blessed with beautiful kids and the next thing is you start complaining about your size (seriously???) you complain about the ‘burdens’ of motherhood.
I am guilty of way too many of such complains:-) complaining about a system that is by far better than the one I lived in for over twenty years. I seem to always find something to worry about in my present estate! But I have decided to quit complaining and start being grateful for the things I have while trusting the Lord for more glorious days ahead. While writing this I remember a song we learned back in secondary school:
They grumble in the city
They grumble on the farm
They grumble at their neighbours
They think it is no harm
They grumble when its raining
They grumble when its dry
They grumble all the year round
Yes, They grumble till they die
oh they ;
Grumble on Monday
Grumble on Thursday too
Grumble on Friday
Grumble the whole week through
They grumble in the city,
They grumble at their neighbors
They grumble at their governments
They grumble when it’s raining and if the crops are failing, they grumble and they sigh (tsuiip).
In any situation you find yourself just be reminded that there are a good number of people in worst circumstances!
It could be worst… so join me let’s rejoice and be glad. Let your heart be merry, God’s got you covered! Remember 1 Timothy 6:6-19 (KJV)” But godliness with contentment is great gain.7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out”
It was always so much fun singing the words above, how true is that? Do we have people who grumble at everything?
May I not be a grumbler anymore; I strive to be someone who celebrates life each day.
With a grateful heart!