I just recently saw these definitions and thought they were very good:
Pride: I think you want what I have.
Envy: I want what you have.
Contentment: I’m OK with what I have, and I’m OK with you having what you have
Blessing: I want you to have what I have
I love how it reveals a progression of hard-heartedness to God-heartedness. God wants to root out pride and envy in our hearts and move us to contentment and blessing.
I find the more I live in contentment and blessing, the more joy I experience. Mark and I really explored the concept of contentment in our book Living With Less So Your Family Has More.
How is God moving you closer to contentment and blessing in your life?
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