Thursday, July 22, 2010


Contentment is living a life totally surrendered to the Lord. Circumstances will not bother us because we know that our God will take care of all our needs. We learn to become happy and content in moments of plenty and scarcity because we know that all these things shall pass, even temporary adversities and trials. Not that we will just fold our arms and wait for the blessings of God to fall down on our laps. We must always do our best to provide for our needs but expectant of God's divine providence in our lives. God will always make a way for us even in the most impossible situations, for He is a loving Father, ever loving and gracious to His beloved children. Did He not admonish us not to worry what we shall eat or wear for He feeds the birds of the air and clothes the lilies of the field whose beauty surpasses all the pomp and pageantry of Solomon's wardrobes? Remember how Jesus fed the five thousand in the wilderness with five loaves of bread and two fishes? And how God rained down manna and quails to the Jews during their desert trek? Let us live simple lives, fearing the Lord and walking in His ways. For the Lord who created the whole universe and countless of galaxies, who created the earth and everything in it, shall never let us suffer deprivation if we obey His will and walk in His ways. Living a simple life and thanking God for all the blessings we receive gives us a life of pure contentment.

Tags: God, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, Contentment, Pure Joy, Peace, Loving Father, Gracious In Every Way, Divine Providence, What A Wonderful World, Gospel, Word of God, Holy Bible

Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla


UMMA said...

I so love this motivating post Kuya Mel. Truly indeed, being satisfied of whatever we have can only lead to happiness.

Life full of comparison to others lead to dissatisfaction. Yet, as much to this statement, human being tend to be more inclined with material things that's why contentment is far off from their vocabulary.

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kimmy said...

Every thing is going to turn out well as long as we believe in the Lord. Nice post! Thanks for sharing..

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Umma,
Looks like we are on the same wavelength. People must look for the things that are of a permanent basis than on the temporary ones. We can never take our possessions with us when we die. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Kimmy,
Amen to that. That is the essence of our being. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

A Walk Through Life said...

thanks for this post brother mel and for your comment to my post on "happiness is not a fish". lately, i can't help but sing along with the song that keeps playing on the radio with the lyrics that goes "i wanna be a millionaire, so freaking bad~~~". now i'm not sure if i really do want to become a millionaire. i guess not. :-)

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Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Meretrisha,
Hindi masamang maging milyonaryo at yumaman. Ang masama ay kung mabago nang kayamanan ang ugali natin. Maraming magagawang maganda ang pera. Mabibigyan mo nang kaligayahan at comfort ang mga mahal mo sa buhay at makakatulong ka rin duon sa lalapit sa iyo at tunay na nangangailangan. Sabi sa Bible, "For the love of money is the root of all evils." Hindi naman sinabi na ang pera ang root of all evils kung hindi love of money. Kung tayo ay ibibibless nang Panginoon nang kayamanan ay pwedeng tayong maging channels nang Kanyang blessings sa iba. Kita mo yung mapagkawanggawa katulad nina FPJ nuon at Dolphy ngayon, hindi sila nawawalan nang pagkakakitaan dahil bini bless sila ni Lord. Kung mamumuhay tayo nang simple at may pagmamahal sa Diyos at kapwa tao at mapagpasalamat sa lahat nang pagpapalang dumarating sa atin ay tunay nating makakamtan ang true contentment in life. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

*♥Shydub♥* said...

This a great post Sir Mel, a reminder to everybody the being content of what you have you find happiness and surrender everything to the Lord.

Thanks for the comments and message you left all the time to my blogs Sir mel. Thanks for a nice post

charmie said...

Money is not everything but it helps a lot. Yon ang lagi sinasabi ng alaga ko sa akin. But then aiming to be happy depends on how contended you are. Things is not always the way we wanted to be. We should know how to appreciate and acknowledge every little things we receive everyday!

Thanks for this post Kuya, God Bless You and so am I. :)

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Shy,
Pasensiya ka na rin kung hindi ko nalalagyan nang comments ang lahat nang blogs mo. Mas madali kong magagawa yun kung lalagyan mo nang RSS email feed ang lahat nang blogs mo para maka register ako at automatic na dadating sa email box ko ang lahat nang post mo. Binibigyan ko kasi nang top priority and emails ko eh tatlo ang email accounts ko. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Chramie,
How right you are. Contentment is a state of the mind. You can be contented with the little you received from God or be discontented with the millions you feel are still inadequate to satisfy all your needs. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Rose said...

Mel, a nice reminder to believe in God and all our problems will be solved. But for some that is not always the easiest thing to believe.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Rose,
We believe what we want to believe in. But the bottom line is, are we better of because of our beliefs? We live in a world where we have a choice on what will will prevail in our lives- our will or God's will. And the products in our lives of the use of which will tell us which are correct. Shall we live by our own standards or by God's standards? Are we happy with the turn of events in our lives? Do we have joy in our hearts and peace of mind when we sleep at night? And are we prepared to meet our ultimate fate at the end of our lives? These are the questions we must answer if we want to know how right our standards in life are. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always. BTW, I am still praying for your daughter.

MinnieRunner said...

Last time, my status was, "Is happiness really a decision/choice?"

Para sa akin kasi, happiness is something involuntary. Dapat nararamdaman talaga 'yun, hindi mo kasi maloloko ang sarili mo na masaya ka unless may pinaghuhugutan ka for that happiness.

On the other side, contentment is a choice/decision. :)

Thanks for this post.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Minnie Runner,
Happiness is contingent on outside forces like the realization of a goal or an achievement while contentment is a decision of the mind recognizing the events that is happening in one's life. To me, contentment is realizing that we are in the competent and able care of a loving God who will provide us with all of our needs. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Dhemz said...

another motivational and inspiring post you have here KuyaMel.....a good reminder indeed....:)

musta na gosh...ang laki na kaya ng utang ko sau...ehehehe! been a long time na din akong d nakabalik dito eh...I miss visiting here...sensya na po kuya....super duper busy lang po ang buhay ko sa confused on which box ako mag start mag unpack...ehehehe!

moving is a pain in the!

hope all is well..salamat sa lahat ng prayers, dalaw, at comments...mabuhay po kau!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Dhemz,
No need to apologize, alam ko naman na lumipat kayo sa Texas at siympre naging very busy ka sa pagpa pack at paga unpack pagkalipat ninyo. Naiintindihan ka naman namin. Unti unti lang yan, don't pressure yourself too much. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Bambie dear ★ said...

I love this post. I can say na im so much contented with what I currently have. Ngayon lang po siguro ako nakuntento at naging totoong maligaya. I guess contentment and happiness go hand in hand. Pero syempre we still have dreams and we strive to make it come true. May mga bagay din kami gusto makamit pero we're trying to reach them slowly.

Thanks for post Sir Mel.. Have a nice weekend.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Bambie dear,
I'm happy to hear that. Discontent breeds a covetous spirit which is bad for the person since it also breeds the spirit of bitterness which acts like an acid that sears the heart and soul of man. Contentment is a state of the mind. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

prily said...

Hi Sir Mel, i am visiting your blog today after a long while. i want to say thank you to you for just being there...

Your inspirational messages touch many peoples' hearts. Thanks for all your thoughts. God bless us more!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Prily,
I'm so glad that I found you again because you were one of the original bloggers I commented on when I was just starting. I see that your family now has grown already and you are all very happy with your life. I hope and pray for the continued good health and trouble free living for your whole family. Thank you so much for your visit and comments. I truly appreciate that. God bless you all always.

"Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts" (Hebrews 4:7b)


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