Today is Monday and the first day of April, which means today is a great day for a fresh start. Today’s post is very simple as I just want to leave you all with a few things to think about as we prepare our hearts for the new series that I will be beginning. For the next few weeks, I will do a series called “Secure The Bag.” This series will focus on money management, budgeting, healthy eating, and daily devotion. Accompanying the series, I will deal with jealousy, contentment, pride, etc. This is so we can have clean hearts and minds to secure our bags properly. Today’s topic is contentment.
Socrates has a very famous quote that states, “He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.” With this quote, it is important to be content and thankful for what we have; if we take what we have for granted then we will not be content or thankful for the things we wish to have. How can we expect to be content when we get more if we are not content with the state we are in now?
Philippians 4:11-13 (NIV) states, “11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 12 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. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” I think it is important for us to be like Paul and have the same attitude that he exhibits in this passage. He states that whether he is poor or well off, hungry or well fed, he will be content in ALL circumstances.
This week I challenge you all to be genuinely content and thankful for what the Lord has given you. If you need to, make a list of things that you are thankful for, or a list of things you need to be more content about.
Blessing to all this week.