“Balance Danielson”

There is a distinct difference between contentment and ambition. By definition contentment is a state of satisfaction and ambition is as having a strong desire to do something greater. So what is the distinction? Inarguably, it’s the driver or motivation. For example: I’m content with what I have and what God has entrusted to me. On the other hand, I’m not content to sit around and do nothing just because i’ve been blessed. Jesus said, “You’re blessed when you’re content with just who you are—no more, no less. That’s the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can’t be bought” (Matthew 5:5 MSG ). Jesus knew that worldly discontentment would adversely motivate us to pursue “stuff” we don’t necessarily need! Paul followed up with Jesus’s teaching by helping the Church at Philippi understand the peace found in situationAL contentment. He said Philippians 4:11-12, “I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.” The key to balancing these two giants is to maintain active contentment and consistently evaluate your motivation. You can be happy in your present moment and still challenge yourself with goals and aspirations for the future. With this balance, ambition can be a positive aspect and contribute to your development as a person without taking away from your active contentment.


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