Apostle Emmanuel Gyesi-Addo, the Haatso Area Head and immediate-past International Missions Director of The Church of Pentecost, charged Church leaders and members to be content with what they have and not to obsess over things they do not have.
Apostle Gyesi-Addo said this yesterday during the Heads’ Session preceding the 46th General Council Meetings, ongoing at the Pentecost Convention Centre (PCC), Gomoa Fetteh, near Kasoa.
Delivering a sermon on “Atmosphere of Contentment For Maximum Impact,” Apostle Gyesi-Addo emphasised that contentment is finding joy in what God has given to an individual, being satisfied with what one has, who one is, what one does not have, and having rest in one’s soul.
He stressed that contentment gives believers the Spirit of God, enabling them to make a maximum impact to possess the nations and work diligently.
Apostle Gyesi-Addo further listed some sources of happiness such as the knowledge of Christ, understanding one’s self-worth, and renewing the mind.
The Haatso Area Head also mentioned that complacency can lead to a lack of contentment, hindering growth and expansion.
According to him, contentment is a virtue that grows over time and can be learned from the Word of God and through personal experiences.
He urged members of the church to be content because it facilitates godly life on earth as we prepare for heaven, promotes good health, peace of mind, joyful heart, and long life, and helps in overcoming covetousness.
He also advised Christians to practice gratitude, learn to live one day at a time, and raise issues with the right people rather than being resentful.