This post is part of a 31 day series on change, where I share my reflections in just 5 minutes. To read all of the posts in this series, click here.
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. (Philippians 4:12)
Contentment does not come easy for me. I am working on accepting my reality as a gift from God. In all things, in plenty and in want, in lack and in fullness, He is God, and He is good. I long to be content in every situation, yet most often than not I find myself yearning and seeking after that which may or may not be a part of God’s plan for my life.
If I believe that God is in control of my life, then no matter where the wind takes me, I must learn to remain in a place of peace and rest, fully content (satisfied) that I have all that I need.
So what is this secret that I must learn, in order to live a life of contentment? The writer goes no to say that he can do all things through Christ who gives him strength. In order to be content, I must fully lean on the strength of the Lord, in every season. I must accept the small and the big gifts as His will. The Lord gives and He takes away, but I will bless His Name.
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Change is hard, but what if God is shifting the wind for His glory? What if there is a blessing just beyond the other side? If I continue to moan and groan, I may miss the God opportunities that are waiting for me.
Lord, help me to learn to be content in my current circumstances. You are God and you are good.
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