The Apostle Paul said, “I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 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. I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:11-13
God knows, I have been through some hard situations in my life. The ups and downs have been many. I decided a while ago that I could not live my life from crisis to crisis; from mountaintop to valley experiences. I made a decision to be content no matter where I found myself on the journey.
You get to decide to be satisfied. You get to believe that worrying and stress is not of God and it does absolutely no good. You get to know that you deserve a better life than having it be driven by drama created by things outside of you.
Being content in all circumstances is not surrendering or accepting your current situation. You can continue to fight on, but it puts the fight on another level. You retain your power because you press forward with an assurance that others may not have, you know that your absolute strength comes from Christ.
To be content is not to give up. It can be your most powerful weapon in the fight for your dreams. Too many people see contentment as passivity — as weakness — as maintaining the status quo. Nothing can be further from the truth.
Being content is about spiritual maturity. It is about understanding that God can and God will deliver you. Use prayer as your greatest weapon. From this acceptance comes a belief that anything is possible.
Jump off the emotional drama filled train of life where you constantly feel deprived and always wanting more. Begin to walk in the power of a new assurance. Walk in peace, determination and finally being satisfied knowing that contentment in ALL things allows you to finally be free.