How do we know if we are struggling with contentment? Alistair Begg gives this list,
1.Thoughts of money consume my day
2.Other peoples success makes me jealous
3.I define success in terms of what I have rather than what I am in Christ
4.My family is neglected in my pursuit of money and things.
5.I close my eyes to the genuine needs of others.
6.I am living in the paralyzing fear of losing what I have.
7.I am prepared to borrow myself into bondage.
8.God gets my leftovers, rather than my firstfruits.
(Madefor His Pleasure p. 146)