Scripture Reading: Philippians 4:11b-13
“…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 all this through him who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:11b-13
Whether single or married, in a career or without one, a college graduate or drop out, it is important to live in what’s happening. At some point, we must let go of what we thought should be happening and live in what is happening. We must let go of what if, why me and how long. Many things in life are out of our control, but the things that aren’t, we can put our faith into action and prayerfully change our situation.
The Bible teaches that we reap what we sow (Galatians 6:7). If we feed our faith and starve our doubts, we will sow a harvest of contentment. There will always be weeds that grow with the flowers in our lives, but with prayerful discernment, we will understand how to dwell on the good and not the bad. Meditating on the unfavorable parts of life will allow the weeds to outgrow and even kill our flowers.
It can be hard to see the roses for the thorns. But, as we depend on our relationship with God first and foremost, we will learn to be content in every area of our lives, even while we are putting our faith in action to make better lives for ourselves. There is good in every situation we just have to choose to see it.
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