But Godliness with contentment is great gain. 1 Tim. 6:6
Is it possible to be godly, yet not be content? Well yes, because we may be striving to be godly but perhaps we are still not content because we are not perfect. So discontent can easily creep in.
I remember the first time we took our children to Disneyland. Our oldest son at age six was so throughly excited that it seemed to us that he really wasn't enjoying the experience as much as he could have. On every ride he was so eager to know what ride we were going on next, he wasn't enjoying the one he was already on! A writer from WORLD Magazine, Mindy Belz, puts it this way, "...we in American culture... have so much of everything we don't have time to enjoy anything." We are slaves to our schedules, work, responsibilities, family, and a thousand other things that we feel we must do to be the perfect parent , grandparent, employee, wife -- even Christian!
As an over achiever I know I was like that when I was teaching and being a pastor's wife as well as being the
mother of two boys. Even though I am now retired, I still have to fight the discontent I have with myself because I can't do all I used to be able to do and what I can do I don't do perfectly. Some of us are just built that way!
Contentment and Godliness; two things to strive for -- or should it be pray for?