Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:11-13
Living in a society where everything is so “right now”, being content in every situation is not the easiest thing to do. No matter how much we feel or believe we are “ok” being “ok”, that’s not the case in most situations. We want more. We need things now. We drop things and people if they aren’t fitting into the mold we want them to fit in. We emphasize the bad. We minimize the good. We very rarely live in the moment and accept things for what they are.
In Philippians 4:8, Paul writes about where our focus should be (things that are true, honorable, just, pure, lovely, commendable, excellent, and worthy of praise). And, then he goes on to explain that through the strength of Christ, he has learned to be content in both the great and in the not so great. He’s learned to be ok. And he’s learned how to be ok with being ok. Once again, it isn’t an easy thing to do on our own. Our part isn’t to “do all things”. Our part is to simply focus on the greater things in life. And, through the strength of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, only then will we begin to learn how to be ok with being ok in every situation that comes our way. Loving God first, loving people second and focusing on things that are positive will give us a life that we can only imagine to have without the strength of Christ. When we learn to be ok with being ok, only then will life be what we dream it to be.
Be blessed friends.
“Love Jesus, Love People, Love Life”