Category Archives: Contentment

FOUR TYPES OF PEOPLE

Four Kinds of People

My wife and I were talking about a piece she read by Tim Keller in which he describes two types of people:

                Those who get what they want and are not happy

                Those who do not get what they want and are not happy

My wife took the second group of people and made two groups:

                Those who have given up believing they will ever get what they want to be happy

                Those who have not given up believing they will ever get what they want to be happy

As we were talking about all this, Doreen asked me if I thought there were non-Christians who truly were happy with their lives.  I do.  In fact, I know some.  They have not yet gotten to Ecc. 2:11. (Take a gander to see what I mean if you are not familiar with this terrific section of Scripture.)  Their hearts are still satisfied with their lives apart from God.

My question to you: Why are so many Christians such unhappy folk?