Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. – (Philippians 4:11)
So I have a confession to make on this bite, one of my struggles is being content. Something when you have everything you can imagine you can still experience not being content. I have been reading the whole Philippians book for the past couple of days.
I’m learning a lot about Paul. He is in prison, but so happy. Paul is not letting anything or anyone steal his joy. He is so joyful, even in his suffering.
In own my life, I can’t say that I’m like Paul. I often times let my circumstance take the best of me. What I have realized that is because I’m not fully relying on God’s strength.
Paul learned to be content because He knew God was with Him. God’s strength was his secret. Paul got it, ladies. We have to learn to rely on God’s strength and not our own. Relying on self causes the un-contentment to creep in. Real life example-social media as came through and swept our generation literally off our feet. We spend most of our day in front of a screen, the enemy has his way of causing us to stumble as we scroll. This is where I begin to see that not being satisfied crept in.
Sister, you may find yourself like me, wavering in contentment, or you may be like Paul. I pray that in whatever position you are, that you would learn the secret this new year. I know that is my prayer because I only want to please my father, wavering in contentment does not please Him. He has given me so much. He has given us His son, His word, and His spirit.
So sister, if you are struggling with being content, in every circumstance. Here is my game plan:
- Instead of scrolling, I’m searching the scriptures.
- Instead of hitting the like button or double tapping the heart, I’m feeling the pages of His Word.
- Instead of looking at what other people have, I’m going to focus on who and what I have.
- Instead of seeing how she does things according to her pictures, I going to see how God does things in my life when I remove the distractions.
Hebrews 13:5b Be content with what you have.
1 Timothy 6:6 Yet true godliness with contentment is itself great wealth. Focusing on God on what he has blessed me with and be satisfied.
Paul knew to focus on God, and what he was doing in this life. He knew he could do all things through Christ, who gives us strength. God’s strength is the secret to being content.
Sister, are you content in every circumstance in your life? Or do you find it hard in some areas of your life?
Be content with who you are in Christ and be satisfied with all the He has given.