Contentment

Tonight as I opened my bible I thought a lot about all the things God has blessed me with. I am so thankful for everything and everyone He has put into my life. I realize that I don’t always appreciate the things He has given me and really take things for granted sometimes. My God is so amazing and I need to appreciate the things he gives me.

I am able to admit that I can often be someone who feels as if I need more. Why? Jealousy. Sometimes I will look at other people and see all the things they have and I find myself wanting the things they have. But in reality I have all I could ever need. God is all I need. I hate saying that I find myself being jealous of others and what they have but what I have is enough. I am SO blessed. I need to stop wanting more and feeling like I need more.

On Sunday, my pastor started a new series called “Full”. It’s all about being content with what God has given us. I feel like in this world everyone desires to have more and more. Why can’t we just stop needing more and really take a step back and see that what we have is enough. It’s such a great feeling knowing I have a home to go to at the end of the day. I have all I could ever need. Pastor Johnny actually told us to search in Google “How rich am I?”. It makes you take a step back and really analyze your life.

I am learning everyday to be content with what I have. I struggle with getting on social media and seeing things people have and wish I had those things too. Pastor Johnny made so many references that made me reevaluate my thinking. Stop wanting more. Be thankful for God’s blessings.

Philippians 4:11-12 says “I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.” 

Whenever you feel like you’re struggling, remember that God will never leave you. God will always provide. He is all you need!

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