Five secrets of contentment

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Five secrets of contentment

  1. 2. Is it possible to be content ? <ul><li>“ Contentment makes poor men rich; discontent makes men poor. “ </li></ul><ul><li>Benjamin Franklin </li></ul>
  2. 3. Have the following affected you? <ul><li>Advertisers bombard you with the message that contentment is only one purchase away. </li></ul><ul><li>Competition at work or at school encourages you onto measure your worth against what others are able to do. </li></ul><ul><li>People lack appreciation for what to you do for them. </li></ul><ul><li>Friends make you envious of what they have. </li></ul><ul><li>Your fundamental questions about life go unanswered. </li></ul>
  3. 4. What is contentment? <ul><li>Contentment is a secret </li></ul><ul><li>to those who have never </li></ul><ul><li>taken steps to attain it, </li></ul><ul><li>but as Paul stated </li></ul><ul><li>it can be learned. </li></ul>
  4. 5. Secret No. 1 <ul><li>Love people, Not money and possessions. </li></ul><ul><li>What does the bible teach? </li></ul><ul><li>“ The love of money is a root of all sorts of injurious things.” 1 – Timothy 6:1 </li></ul>
  5. 6. Secret No.2 <ul><li>Resist the urge to compare yourself with others. </li></ul><ul><li>What does the bible teach? </li></ul><ul><li>“ Do your own work well, and then you will have something to be proud of. </li></ul><ul><li>But don’t compare yourself with others.” </li></ul><ul><li>- Galatians 6:4 </li></ul>
  6. 7. Secret No. 3 <ul><li>Maintain an appreciative attitude. </li></ul><ul><li>What does the bible teach? </li></ul><ul><li>“ In connection with everything give thanks”. </li></ul><ul><li>- 1 Thessalonians 5:18 </li></ul>
  7. 8. Secret No. 4 <ul><li>Choose your friends wisely. </li></ul><ul><li>What does the bible teach? </li></ul><ul><li>“ He that is walking with wise persons will become wise.” </li></ul><ul><li>- Proverbs 13:20 </li></ul>
  8. 9. Secret No. 5 <ul><li>Satisfy your spiritual need. </li></ul><ul><li>What does the bible teach? </li></ul><ul><li>“ Happy are those conscious of their spiritual need”. </li></ul><ul><li>- Matthew 5:3 </li></ul>
  9. 10. References <ul><li>- The watchtower November 1, 2010 issue. </li></ul>

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