The Apostle Paul wrote that he had to learn how to be content in every situation. Sounds like a good idea but how do we implement this in our lives?
We’ve all been, and we may be going through, the most intense and dire conflicts we’ve ever known.
Contentment through conflict seems impossible, right?
When we start from the truth that contentment comes from our connection with Christ – It’s completely possible!
Journeying on the road of God’s will oftentimes means we must separate ourselves from those human comforts that can result in complacency and apathy.
I don’t want to waste my life seeking to be happy, I want to live my life for the Lord even if it means doing the unconventional and being uncomfortable.
Contentment comes from the Lord.
Knowing this truth and experiencing contentment because of God – reminds us that being uncomfortable in living for Him is a small price to pay – to see a life changed and a heart transformed!
We’re not called to be comfortable, but we are blessed to be content because of Christ.
Being content means you can:
Smile through storms
Raise your hands in the rain
Praise God Through problems
Walk confidently in conflict
Stand firm in the fire of affliction.
“There’s a difference between knowing God and knowing about God. When you truly know God, you have energy to serve him, boldness to share him, and contentment in him.” – J.I. Packer