Be Content with your situation

As Christians we must learn to be content (or satisfied) with the situation we find ourselves in. It’s not always easy to be content with your situation, but we must learn to be. The Apostle Paul teaches us this when he tells us “Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am therewith to be content” (Phil 4:4). Thus, if you are living in a state of abundance be content; however, if you are living in a state of need be content as well, because God is able to deliver you. In fact, He wants you to have a need in your life so that He can show you that He is your provider. Learning to be content keeps us out of trouble; for example, when we are content with the car that we have (that’s paid for and still runs well) we don’t go out and buy a new car with new payments, understanding that freedom from debt brings about freedom in Christ. We don’t go out and buy that new thing (whatever it is) and charge it to our credit card, when we can’t afford the credit card payments we have now. We don’t go out and buy a bigger house when we couldn’t afford the smaller home we lived in. There used to be a saying “the rich just wanted to be richer, and those who had much wanted even more”, and child of God as long as God provides it for us, we shouldn’t have a problem with that. However, if you are becoming enslaved to the lender unnecessarily, you need to learn to be content with where you are and wait on God. In fact, when you find yourself in a hole the first thing to do in order to get out of the hole is to stop digging.

God Bless You!

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