Contentment

“… for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. “  Philippians 4:11

 

A rich businessman saw a fisherman sitting lazily beside his boat. Something about the sight disturbed the wealthy man.

 

"Why aren't you out there fishing?" he asked.

 

The fisherman said, "Because I've caught enough fish for today."

 

"Well, why don't you catch more fish than you need?" the rich man asked.

 

"What would I do with them?"

 

The rich man became impatient: "You could earn more money and buy a better boat so you could go deeper and catch more fish. You could purchase nylon nets, catch even more fish, and make more money. Soon you'd have a fleet of boats and be rich like me."

 

The fisherman asked, "Then what would I do?"

 

"You could sit down and enjoy life," said the industrialist. 

 

The fisherman replied, “What do you think I’m doing now?”

 

We live in a “never-enough” world that hammers us with the desire to always have better, bigger, and newer. God made us to work hard, but He also desires that we have true contentment, so that whether we have much or little, we can be happy in Him today. 

 

Have a great day, and keep moving forward!