Contentment; If Not Now, When?
Are you in a stage in your life, trying to find contentment? You believe yourself to be friendly and out going, because others tell you how friendly and thoughtful you are. You lose precious people in your life, yet very few show up. You watch and participate in the outpour of love towards others, yet you wonder what you have said or done to become one who is the least of those who receive. You don’t say anything because you don’t want to hurt the feelings of others, yet all the while your heart is ripped wide open and bleeding. You don’t say anything because you don’t want to be pitied and make anyone feel guilty, yet all the while you want to know others care, you want to be seen and loved as much as you have loved others.
Take rest dear one, you can find your contentment in the Lord. Let’s take a glimpse into Paul’s life. Specifically, when he was writing his letter to the church in Philippi. In his letter, he urges them to be in prayer, to be in unity, show gentleness, be thankful, and be at peace with one another by telling them that their thoughts should be on whatever is true, noble, right, pure, loving, and admirable. So they can put it into practice in their own lives. Paul expresses how he has learned to be content in whatever his circumstances because he had found the secret. The Lord was his strength, He was the secret. The Lord is your strength to keep living, loving, participating, and being at peace in your life.
“12 I know what it is to be in need, and I have known what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4: 12 NIV“
It is my plan to share with you over the next few post, that God does know, He does see you and your hope for contentment does lie in Him. Until we met again.
In His love, Crisi