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Seven Basic
Stages of Life
 
 

Foundation Stage
(To Be Instilled During the Ages Birth to Six Years)
 
 

Focuses on Discipline
 
 

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CONTENTMENT
vs
Covetousness
 
 
 
 

What is
Contentment?
.
Realizing God has provided everything I need for my present happiness.
 
 
 
 
 

Contentment

It's related to the motivational gift of Giving








Scripture Text:

"And having food and raiment let us be
therewith content."  -  1 Timothy 6:8






Some of the Attributes:
  

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"Learning to enjoy present possessions rather than desiring new or additional ones."
"Learning to control curiosity."
"Learning to enjoy times of being alone."
"Understanding and accepting that God has provided everything I need for adjusting circumstances around me."  (a.c.e.)
"Understanding that if I am not satisfied with what I have, I will never be satisfied with what I want."
Knowing that the more I release earthly possessions, the more I can grasp eternal treasures."

 
 

Questions to ask yourself:
  

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Would you be content if everything were taken from your but food and clothing?
Is the purpose of your job to be a good steward of your time or to gain riches for future possessions?
Do you compare your possessions with those others have?

 
 

Projects to help instill this quality:
  

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Take inventory of your possessions and get rid of something you do not need.
Spend a period of time (15 minutes to an hour) in quiet meditation.

 
 

bible study questions:
  

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How did a Bible character illustrate contentment?

How did Jesus demonstrate contentment?

 
 
 

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