There’s a word that has many different meanings.
Depending on who you ask it could mean:
Having the newest item out on the market
Having the most toys
Living in the biggest house
The list could go on..
If any of those are on your list, as some used to be on mine, allow me to ask this question.
What if you lost all, or some, of it tomorrow? Could you still be content?
It’s a struggle. Life becomes uncomfortable. Friends may even begin to exclude you from things.
As I look back on my life, and the years I was losing a career path and savings, God was rearranging my priorities. The years he said “you dont need…you have Me and I want you to learn I am enough” it was a sifting, a pruning.
A time to get rid of the old to make room for the new.
Was it easy? Huh, no. I’d like to tell you yes, but it wasn’t.
Jesus says, “I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.” Jn. 15:5 NLT
Thanksgiving will be here in less than two weeks. As it approaches, let’s ask ourselves:
Am I content with where God has me right now?
If not, ask God to show you how. For he says,
“…be satisfied with what you have…I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.” Heb. 13:5 NLT
Life’s lessons can be hard. They can even be more difficult when we leave Jesus out. Or go against what He wants us to do.
The lesson for me over the last three years is, be content right where I am. Once I became content, God moved me. Yet, the longer I resisted and complained, He left me longer. What about you? Can you relate?
As Thanksgiving approaches may our goal be to find contentment, and peace, right where God has us.
“For I have learned how to be content with whatever I have.” Phil. 4:11b NLT
Gentle Whisper Ministries 2017