Devotions from article in Just Between Us magazine
In Phil 4:12 Paul says he has learned the secret of being content in any and every situation. Contentment is defined as ‘Happy enough with what one has or is: not desiring something more or different; a satisfaction with ones’ possessions, position, status, or situation.” It’s not having what we want as wanting what we have. If we are truly content, we will be able to say that we are happy right where God has us. We don’t have to be rich in earthly possessions to be rich in Him and we don’t have to have a lot to give all we have! If we compare ourselves with others who have more we will find ourselves discontent. When our thoughts and hopes are always on what we are wishing for, we will find it hard to set our heart truly on Him. If we are discontent with our marriage, our salary, our circumstances, etc, we can ask the Lord to help us discover the secret of contentment. He desires to give us all the strength we need to live a contented life.