Matthew 6: Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?”   

1 Timothy 6:6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.

Contentment:  Greek word avutarkeia
- a perfect condition of life in which no aid or support is needed 

“Until you make peace with who you are, you will never be content with what you have.” ~Doris Mortman

1 Timothy 6:5,6  These are the things you are to teach and insist on. 3 If anyone teaches otherwise and does not agree to the sound instruction of our Lord Jesus Christ and to godly teaching, 4They have an unhealthy interest in controversies and quarrels about words that result in envy, strife, malicious talk, evil suspicions 5 and constant friction between people of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the truth and who thinkthat godliness is a means to financial gain.

6 But Godliness with contentment is great gain.  9 Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.

Now godliness combined with contentment brings great profit.

A godly life brings huge profits to people who are content with what they have.

But godliness actually is a means of great gain, when accompanied by contentment.

PORISMOS - The greek word for GAIN

1. Stop looking at the lack you have

Luke 12: 14  “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.”

2. Stop comparing yourself to others

3. Develop a thankful attitude. 

4. Focus on accumulating not acquisition

5. Create Margins

Isaiah 5:8 Woe to you who add house to house and join field to field till no space is left and you live alone in the land.

6. Be content with what you have, but never with what you are.