February 4, 2015

Be Content



Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.

Philippians 4:11-13

Some people never seem to have enough. A woman was overheard telling her friend, “I made my husband a millionaire.”

“Wow,” her friend said. “That’s quite an accomplishment. What was he before you married him?”

The woman said, “A multi-millionaire.”

Riches can be elusive. They can evaporate overnight. But nothing can be more elusive than contentment. Whether you’re rich, poor, or somewhere in between, this is true: If you aren’t content with what you have now, you’ll probably never be content with what you get later.

According to the apostle Paul, the secret to being content in every circumstance is depending on the strength Christ provides. It means looking at what God gives you and declaring, “This is enough, because I have Jesus. And that’s enough for me.”

God will always provide you with enough. The question then is: Are you satisfied with enough?

Some people, including many Christians, spend their lives in constant pursuit of more and better – a newer car, a bigger house, a better job – assuming that contentment is sure to follow.

Now there’s nothing inherently sinful about having those things. The problem lies in taking our eyes off the Lord, and focusing on acquiring more.

In these days of uncertainty, keep your eyes on Jesus and do not fear! He will never leave you or forsake you. He will take care of you and will give you all you need!

Have a Great Day and Keep Moving Forward!