If you’re following along with this contentment series, you may be wondering, “Okay, but what do you do to be more content?” The truth is I’m an idea person more than a practical action person, but there are a collection of pragmatic steps that have helped me foster joy in my life. The first is giving.
We’ve been desensitized to that verse, haven’t we? It’s become trite and cliche. But do we know who said those words? Jesus. It was Christ Himself who told us that giving of ourselves is more rewarding than getting for ourselves. And He showed us that He meant it when He gave Himself up for us on the cross.
Taking giving seriously will bring joy into you life. Give of your time, your energy, and, yes, your money. Give of yourself to someone else. Approach your day with the intention to pour yourself into others, and you’ll find yourself filled up.