Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5)
If we are not content with the things we have, then we will never enjoy life. Joy, peace, happiness and the like will always be a destination instead of a journey. Contentment is who we are, vessels of the Holy Spirit. Therefore, there is a drastic difference between contentment and satisfaction.
To be satisfied is to be temporarily full. It is a fleeting state of mind and being. Satisfaction requires a continual replenishing and is never fulfilled. Contentment grows; satisfaction merely exists. Contentment is blessed to give, while satisfaction feeds on taking. Contentment works and enjoys its work; satisfaction retires and curses its idleness. Contentment peacefully rests; satisfaction is perpetually lazy.
Those that only seek satisfaction are fearful and insecure. The content, on the other hand, know that Christ will never leave them nor forsake them; they are secure.