What is the secret?
What is the secret?
Are you learning contentment or worry? What is the secret to being content?
I am not saying this because I am in need, for 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 4:11-13
For I have learned to be content flying coach, seated in the last row middle seat, between two pleasantly plump people, next to the restroom, with no window and the engine roaring loudly and I have learned to be content flying first class with full service and a steak dinner.
For I have learned to be content with a dial-up internet connection getting bumped off the internet every 10 minutes and I have learned to be content with lightning-fast high-speed internet with a stable connection.
For I have learned to be content with an unreliable 15-year-old car and I have learned to be content with a brand new Mercedes.
For I have learned to be content when someone is cursing, insulting and rejecting me and I have learned to be content when I am praised.
For I have learned the secret which is to be content in Christ Jesus and not the problem or circumstance. Contentment in Christ Jesus is the antidote to worry and anxiety. I am anxious when I am trusting the problem or circumstance more than God. The problem or circumstance becomes my idol or focus of worship more than HOLY GOD.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7
God wants to give you HIS DAILY BREAD. HE wants you to totally trust HIM. Go to HIM with you circumstance in prayer, petition, and with thanksgiving and present your request to HIM as a dearly loved child of God. HE wants to give you the peace which transcends all human comprehension and understanding. Submit yourself to the Lord today. The secret is Christ Jesus. HE is enough. You do not need anything else to meet your need. You can be content and rest in HIM because HIS burden is light. HE is life and nothing else can give you life, peace and rest.
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