If contentment is a touchy issue for you, here are some practical points that may help:
Don’t worry what others have, or what they are doing.
In John 21, Peter made this mistake when he looked at John’s life. “Hey, Lord, How about this guy?” Jesus’ response? “Don’t worry about John. You follow me.” When we stick close to Jesus, and stay focused on Him, He’ll take care of your every need.
Be thankful in all circumstances (1Thes. 5:18)
It’s really simple: You can’t have discontentment and be thankful at the same time.
Remember, contentment is a learned response. (Phil 4:11)
It’s a mindset you need to practice, so don’t beat yourself up when you fall. It didn’t happen over night for Paul, it won’t happen for you.