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Day 12 of Enjoying God: Contentment

Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. —Philippians 4:11-12

I truly struggle to enjoy God in this area. I struggled with this in prayer last night before my husband basically told me, “You struggle with contentment because you want to be the God of your own life. You want to have control over everything because you think you know better than God.”

And he’s right.

Life would go so much better if God just adhered to my plans. (Or so I think.)

If God gave me a kid when I wanted, everything would be great. If God allowed me to publish my book when I was mentally ready, then I’d have a better life. If God allowed me to have more money, then I’d feel financially secure. If God did [xyz], then I would be in a more positive place.

Being discontent means that things are not about me when I want them to be. And to be content, things have to be less about me, more about God and more about everyone else.

Less of me, Lord, and more of You.

 

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  1. January 9, 2011 at 9:36 PM

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