There’s truly a serene beauty about contentment and it doesn’t have to be some elusive prize.
Here’s what Paul says about it:
11 Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. 12 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. 13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:11-13
How many times have I wished that I’d remembered his quote!
This I know about contentment:
- Satisfaction isn’t really about being the best or having most.
- Contentment is available in the valley, in last place or on empty.
- Contentment can’t be created, as it can only be known.
- I can really be content in any situation life throws my way – really!
- I don’t have to find the strength because God gives it.
- My ability to overcome is His.
- Contentment is the result of following.
Want to know the secret of contentment? It’s found in the practiced presence of Christ. He’s with you right now. Recognize His presence. Ask Him for strength. Here’s the beautiful part, you don’t have to strive for it because He gives it. Know contentment not in circumstance but in knowing Him.