Contentment

Posted: January 16, 2013 in Uncategorized

It’s probably safe to say that most of us, in some area of our life are dealing with discontentment. I know I am. Growing up, and even to this day, there is something better that I strive for, a new goal. There is some other achievement out there that I need to obtain. But isn’t it true that the need for more never stops. This world is full of so much, that it’s easy to be discontent.

Think about this, during your cycle of discontentment, did the Lord show up? Did he answer your prayer for a new opportunity or the joy of reaching a new goal? Or did you find that it was harder to move out of your present position and find bigger and better things? Paul talks about this very thing in Philippians 4. He says, “for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content” Phil 4:11. With all the things that Paul had to endure, his contentment got him what Philippians 4:18 says “I have received full payment and more. I am well supplied, having received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent, a fragrant offering, a sacrifice acceptable and pleasing to God. “

My challenge to you is this, where ever or whenever you are discontent in life, take time to share it with the Lord. Let Him be in control of it. I guarantee one of two things will happen, God will either bless you and give you the opportunity to move away from your struggling situation, or he will give you peace of mind and contentment in it. Either way, God will work. You are the one who has to take the first step.

Written by Matt Graber

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