Contentment

I was reading in a book this week about the importance of being content, and how being discontent can potentially lead us down the path of coveting what others have, or becoming jealous of the successes that we see in other people’s lives. It’s an interesting thing to think about because we all have needs that need to be met, and in some seasons, it takes longer to see those needs fulfilled, and that can easily lead to a place of discontentment. Hebrews 13:5-6 instructs us to be content with what we have because we can be confident that the Lord is our helper and will never leave us. If he promised something in his written word, through prophecy, or through a direct revelation to us, we can be sure that he will do what he said. Proverbs 13:12 tells us that hope deferred makes the heart sick, but if our hope is in Jesus, it is never deferred! We just have to change our perspective to hoping in his promises which are always fulfilled. We have so many prophetic words about what God is going to do in Washington D.C., and we would have loved to have seen all of them happen by now, but we now there is a perfect timing to his plan, so the best thing for us to do is be content where we are, and continue to wait on the Lord to fulfill his promises. If we go in the opposite direction, we risk the danger of falling into a trap of the enemy and believing a lie that we can’t accomplish our goals, fulfill our mission, or live out the purpose God has put within us. Paul talked about being content in every situation, and it’s a great reminder for all us. Be encouraged that God is on your side, that he has amazing plans for your life, and be content with where he has you right now. As long as we remain in his will, he will get us where we need to be in his perfect timing.

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