Lately I’ve been struggling with the idea of contentment.
I know God wants us to have it in all circumstances, and I know all things are possible with Christ, but what do you do if you are unhappy with your circumstances, or just want to complain?
This weekend we did a family Bible study, and guess what the topic was? CONTENTMENT!
I think the Lord has a few things to say to me about this subject, and this is just the beginning of it. Maybe He has a few things to say to you too?
One thing that stuck out to me specifically in our study was that we need to be completely focused on the present, and not worrying about the future. God has given us TODAY for a reason, and what we do with today makes the world of a difference.
Here is an excerpt from Sarah Young’s Jesus Calling :
“Let me prepare you for the day that stretches out before you. I know exactly what this day will contain, whereas you have only vague ideas about it. You would like to see a map, showing all the twists and turns of your journey. You’d feel more prepared if you could somehow visualize what is on the road ahead. However, there is a better way to be prepared for whatever you will encounter today: Spend quality time with Me.
I will not show you what is on the road ahead, but I will thoroughly equip you for the journey.
My living Presence is your Companion each step of the way. Stay in continual communication with Me, whispering My Name whenever you need to redirect your thoughts. Thus, you can walk through this day with your focus on Me. My abiding Presence is the best road map available.”
Verse to Memorize: 1 Timothy 6:6-7
“Now godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.”
Challenge to you:
Every time you start to worry about today or tomorrow, take your thoughts captive to Christ, and focus solely on Him, rejoicing in His presence in your life.
By: Erika Pizzo