Contentment is a choice. It is not based on circumstance. Paul writes in Philippians 4 while in prison, “Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content.” He then elaborates on that statement by emphasizing that through Christ’s strength he has learned to be content whether in a state of hunger or in a state of satiety. He’s experienced both. Being content does not mean you no longer desire, you no longer want. No, it’s choosing to in the midst of the want trust El Roi, the God who sees. It’s a deliberate choice to trust that He will meet your needs and fulfill your desire in His time. It’s choosing to be at peace with where you are at because you trust that if something were better for you, your good Father would have granted it. After all, He is the giver of the BEST gifts.
Meditate on this passage today:
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!”
Matthew 7:7-11 NKJV