Joseph Iregbu

Purpose Guy

Learning to Embrace the Gift of Contentment

We are constantly bombarded on social and mainstream media with desires that diminish the appeal of contentment. We are conditioned to believe we always need more.

More followers. More money. More respect. More fame. More of everything.

Hold on to gratitude

There is nothing inherently wrong with the pursuit of ‘more’ in view of living out your purpose. Remember that purpose fuels ambition and progress.

But sometimes, in our bid for more, we neglect gratitude.

Over the years, I have come to understand the importance of personal reflection. It’s easy to keep chasing after more without pausing to reflect on the journey.

Reflection births gratitude. When you look back, you will see how far you have come.

So whatever you do, never neglect gratitude. In all things, we are encouraged to give thanks — 1 Thessalonians 5:18, Romans 8:28.

Embrace the beautiful gift of contentment

Contentment is fast becoming a forgotten virtue in our society. Yet, it’s a massive safeguard for the soul.

1 Timothy 6:6-8 reminds us that:

…godliness with contentment is great gain, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content.

A heart beaming with passion and ambition must be regulated by gratitude and contentment. That’s because contentment in itself is a beautiful gift.

As you raise your ambition, work your goals. As you work your goals, reflect on your journey. As you reflect on your journey, celebrate your wins.

But equally embrace contentment. When you’re walking in your purpose, you will always have enough.

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About Joseph Iregbu

From a homeless, near-school-dropout to living a story worth telling. Purpose is my passion. What's your story?

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