Everyone is looking for something.
Being content is a place that many in our society have never been.
The reason is because our contentess seems to be completely conditional.
I'm content if...
fill in the blank with whatever seems to make you happy for that particular moment in time. I'd be content if I just had a job, a boyfriend, were married, my family cared about me, my dad hadn't left, my kids would serve God, my friends spent more time w/ me, I wasn't loaded down w/ homework, whenever i have a good salary, if i were respected more, whenever i graduate...
Everything seems to be conditional on this next "place" we need to get to.
Don't worry I'm preaching to myself too. It's been an extremely effective tool of the enemy to divert our attention from the present and have us hooked so far in the future that we are seemingly ineffective in the now.
We love to quote Philippians 4:13, but have you taken the time to look at the verses prior to it? Philippians 4:10-13
“For I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength.”
He knows that He can do anything through Christ BECAUSE He has learned to be content in every situation.
I'll be honest I'd say at the very heart and root of our contentness problem is once again a lack of faith. We forget who the God we serve is and we forget to run into His arms and receive all we need.
Why do you need a boyfriend? are you lonely? Why do you need a better salary are you in lack or greedy? Why do we need that next "place" what is it that God is not able to provide for you RIGHT NOW?
We serve a God who is ALL SUFFICIENT, in everything He is able to provide if we would go to Him and receive.
The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing. (Psalms 34:10) This is just one of countless verses that display that FACT that God provides over and over again, He meets all your needs (Philippians 4:19). It doesn't matter what the need is emotional, physical, supernatural, He shall supply all your needs.
Perhaps we are discontent because we have forgotten to run to the source of all needs. I encourage you to look up scripture on God's provision. You'll leave refreshed, encouraged, and diligently seeking after the heart of God for your needs.
He is all sufficient.