The Chase is On…or off
One of the temptations in life is that we must accumulate more & more to suppress the wanting desire that drives our lives so often. However, this “chase” becomes burdensome & creates weariness like a mouse running on a wheel. For many, the chase is on from day one, but the chase can be off, if you discover true contentment.
The author here wants contentment to be the ongoing experience through the delight of discipline in contentment. This is the key – the ongoing practice of contentment. The reality is that we are practicing one or the other, contentment or discontentment.
There is joy in contentment, while there is jealousy in discontentment. To practice contentment, one must let their faith dictate their drive in life. For example, what you believe about God will work it’s way into the daily decisions of your life. So if you do not believe that God is the giver of all good things, then you will allow discontentment to govern your mind & therefore your life.
This book is more than just a how-to, but it is helps address the “why” on both sides of the coin – theological & practical.
Once again, Crossway Publishers has given a book that looks at the foundational issues in a discontented life, rather than the surface value issue alone.
Thank you to Crossway publishers for the opportunity to review this book. I was not required to write a positive review.