CONTENTMENT IN EVERY SITUATION

This is the day the Lord has made.

It’s time for coffee. I call it ‘coffee with Jesus.’

I’m feeling discontent this morning, can’t think of anything that happened to create this mood. Hopefully, the caffeine will lift my spirit. I feel like I’m missing something in my life. I have God as head of my life and He is all I need – my joy, peace, happiness, friend, strength, source, and life sustainer.

He is everything that I need.

So I don’t understand why I’m feeling restless this morning. Nothing bad has happened. I have a good life, family, and friends that love me and that I love; a good Bible-teaching church, an anointed pastor, and good fellowship with the saints of my sanctuary.

I am not lacking anything.

All of my mental and physical faculties are intact and I have food to eat, clothes to wear, a nice home to live in.

Perhaps I should be doing more for the kingdom.

Is that it?

Am I feeling disgruntled because the Holy Spirit is trying to get my attention?

I want to be like the apostle Paul – to be content in whatever state I’m in, any situation I’m in, and no matter what stage of life I’m in. I know that all things work for good for those who love God; I do love God.

How have you learned to be content in every situation?

I am always content with what happen, for I know that what God chooses is better than what I choose.”_________________________________Epictetus