The Source of Contentment

The Source of Contentment

The Source of ContentmentDon’t wait for tomorrow to be happy and fulfilled. Don’t wait for easier circumstances to be joyful. Don’t wait for something miraculous to happen to start really living. Because life is to be lived right here and right now. The ultimate reason and the unquenchable source of contentment, joy, happiness, and fulfillment are available for you 24/7/365.

It’s not positive thinking. It’s not a new method of self-help. And it definitively is not a new program of self-improvement.

Apostle Paul already knew the way to contentment:

Not that I speak from [any personal] need, for I have learned to be content [and self-sufficient through Christ, satisfied to the point where I am not disturbed or uneasy] regardless of my circumstances. 12 I know how to get along and live humbly [in difficult times], and I also know how to enjoy abundance and live in prosperity. In any and every circumstance I have learned the secret [of facing life], whether well-fed or going hungry, whether having an abundance or being in need. 13 I can do all things [which He has called me to do] through Him who strengthens and empowers me [to fulfill His purpose—I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency; I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him who infuses me with inner strength and confident peace.] (Phil.4:11-13, AMP) 

The source of contentment and fulfillment is Jesus. The reason of all joy and happiness in all times is Christ. Elisabeth Elliot nailed it: “The secret is Christ in me, not me in a different set of circumstances.” Don’t wait until the next decade to be happy. Don’t wait for the tide to turn to be fulfilled. You can be joyful and content in any set of circumstances when Christ lives in you. 

Don’t live under your privileges as a child of God. Be filled with the Holy Spirit daily. Ask for grace in abundance. Then you can experience the same as Paul and Elisabeth Elliot. Then you can be self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency and face anything with a smile on your lips.

Jesus is enough. Experience it yourself.

 

Gracious God,
You truly are more than enough.
Don’t let me ever forget that.
Abide in me, Lord, always and forever.
Fill me with your love and grace.
Strengthen me in every circumstance.
Be my true source of contentment
now and forever.
In Jesus’ name,
Amen

Q4U: Who/what is the source of contentment for you?

Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you

Photo courtesy of Mari-Anna Stålnacke. Linking up today with Sharing His Beauty, Small Wonders, and#InspireMeMonday.

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